Welcome to the North of Europe! You are an amazing person, and it would not surprise me a bit if you knew some Scandinavian.
I was to Kyoto once, like twenty years ago, and on an afternoon off, I wandered around the town. I passed by a market, and a shop keeper asked where I came from (Sweden), and then he said "how do you do" in perfectly recognisable Swedish - amazing.
If it wasn't because the Yen was so expensive at the time, I would have bought something from him, but I couldn't afford it on my pocket money.
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