This was from about 8 years back. I had started shooting in Japan and saw myself shooting more in the years ahead. I contemplated having Japanese lessons just so it would be easier to communicate. However, that never came to fruition. Instead, Kyra, took up lessons and she did it pretty well! Ha. It went on for a few months with a friend of ours, Miki Noriyuki, who is a brilliant teacher and translator.
Sadly, Kyra no longer speaks Japanese but it just goes to show that kids at a young, do pick up languages reasonably easy and fast!
Meanwhile, I have yet to take up Japanese myself! That said, I am glad, I have been surviving fine in all my trips to Japan thus far.