I've spoken more Japanese since I arrived in China, than I have in a long time. The Japanese make up the largest group of expats in Shanghai, nearly 20 percent of the 150,000 who are here. And, several live in our apartment complex. I spoke to a women and her son in the elevator last week, and to two men at the grocery today.
Hopefully, I will start language lessons later this week so that I can thoroughly confuse two Asian languages.