It's hard going to a country where they don't know English. Particularly one that isn't used to foreigners
Japan is also still very new to us English speakers, so it's a good idea to be prepared with the basics. That way you're not entirely caught short.
Below is a link to a lesson in my Jvlog. Please check it out!
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