I've just signed up for Japanese language classes twice a week I'm currently living in a condominium, which is actually inside a shopping mall of all places, and I've just noticed that there is a brand new language school opening up which teaches a wide range of languages, Japanese being one of them. Languages are my forte, since I currently speak English (duh ! I'm English ), Spanish, Italian and Dutch fluently, so one more shouldn’t be a problem. I think this is going to be an excellent way of facilitating my trips to Japan, and my training whilst in Japan since eventually I might be able to communicate with Soke and the non-English speaking Shihan. Anybody else here speak Japanese ?