With Ireland's impending participation in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute has taken the shrewd move of developing a night class with the express purpose of teaching Irish rugby fans Japanese for the competition next year.
This eight week course will set you back a reasonable €115 and takes place on a Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. One hitch is that the class is already underway, starting last week, but it shouldn't take too much effort to catch up on two classes.
The blurb for the course reads as follows:
World Cup rugby or not, learn everyday greetings, politeness and customs for survival during your visit to Japan. Learn the basics to ask directions, order at the bar/restaurant, read signs, and enjoy the culture and atmosphere.
'Survival' is a rather ominous term to stick in there.
You can check out the details for night class here.