When I was 12 years old I signed up to take Okinawan Karate. I really enjoyed weekly learning the same style of karate that Daniel from the movie The Karate Kid took. I learned self defense, the importance of exercise, gained confidence and even learned a little bit of Japanese! Now, to tell you the truth all I learned was counting and on a recent trip to Narita Japan I did discover it is very tough to carry on a conversation with just numbers! With that said, it is fun to learn bits and pieces of other languages and here is a real simple way to learn how to count in Japanese.