|Subject: Japan - Ann Morse|
I recommend that you spend minimal time in Tokyo - is it like any metropolitan city (Think New York). I much preferred Kyoto and I think you will too. It was the only Japanese city not bombed during World War II and retains much of true Japanese tradition. If you are interested in true modernazation consider Osaka for another stop.
Lanuage should not be a problem - sign language goes a long way. And, the Japanese people are extremely gracious. You will find your trip a wonderment.
Donna A. San Diego