Tuesday, 28th July 2009
In Japan Travel News,
Japanese culture 'captures Brit's imaginations'
The unique culture of Japan is "capturing people's imaginations" in the UK, it has been said.
According to an article in the Exeter Express & Echo, certain parts of Japanese culture - such as martial arts and cartoons - are very popular among Brits.
But many have probably not considered immersing themselves in the culture even more by learning to speak Japanese, it is claimed.
The writer noted that as the world gets smaller and people are increasingly able to take trips to far-flung corners of the globe, learning another language has become more relevant.
Eric Bransden, from Topsham, who is interviewed by the newspaper, has been teaching Japanese for nearly 30 years.
He lived in Japan for 11 years, from 1970 onwards, and told the source that he fell in love with the country.
For those who want to learn some of the language before taking a trip to Japan, there are a number of online tuition sites which could help them along.
Written by Kimberley Homer.