I am off to Japan on Friday – I have a presentation to give at a conference. Its in Yokohama and I have been reliably informed that aparantly they don’t speak english in the area (only in tokyo city centre). As you well know that can’t be true and thus I do not believe my reliable source [I mean, come on, they should be able to speak english anywhere in the world], but just in case the former were to be true, any form of help with the lingo will be very well appreciated.
As in the majority of cases where I’ve been, when the locals find that you are trying to learn their language by speaking a few of their words, they tend to then reveal that they do actually understand some english.
You may ask, how have I been preparing for my trip? – well, thus far, I have taken some pictures of the taxi rank, a hotel, the toilet and the building I will be going to.
Any more ideas on other pictures I should have will be very much needed. I look forward to your coments. Many Thanks people.