Last month in Kawanishi, I had a chat in Japanese with a local of about 70 years of age. I told him I was teaching English conversation in Kawanishi at Smith’s School of English Kawanshi, just across the street from Hankyu Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station. He asked me where I was from. I said I was from Quebec, Canada. “Isn’t that where the singer of “Titanic” comes from?”, he asked. “Yes, that’s where Céline Dion is from”, I replied. “She began her career singing in French then later began singing in English too. Now she’s famous internationally.” I enjoy having chats like these with Japanese people.