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Wednesday, 12th August 2009
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University prepares for Japanese visitors

The University of Loughborough is getting ready to welcome a number of athletes from Japan, who are visiting the area in August.

According to the Loughborough Echo, a group of Japanese athletes will touch down in August as part of preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games and staff at the university are undergoing training to help make their guests feel at home.

Over 60 staff who work at the University of Loughborough's sports development centre and catering and accommodation firm Imago have been given lessons in basic Japanese.

They have learnt common phrases, number and how to greet their Japanese guests.

Imago training and development manager Angela Lannucci told the source that "exceptional customer service" is important to the venue.

"After all, the Japanese are renowned for their meticulous standards and unfaltering politeness," she said.

There are 1,080 days to go until the 2012 Olympic Games, notes the official site for the event, with 1,113 days until the launch of the Paralympic Games.

Written by Kimberley Homer.


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