Learn Japanese in an Hour

To those who yearn to dash up what may be the Mount Everest of foreign languages -- Japanese -- take heart.

A genial journalist named T.R. Reid swears he can teach an audience to read Japanese in an hour.

"And I'll throw in Chinese as a bonus," said Reid, who will demonstrate his lightning linguistics in San Francisco tonight.

"I guarantee it," said Reid, who comments on National Public Radio, writes best-selling books and has headed Washington Post bureaus from London to Tokyo.

And if it can be done the other way around, you can see at Engrish.

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