Video: 90-year old Japanese learning English to prepare for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Dwarf
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I find her so lovely! :) 


"Meet the 90-year-old dreaming of becoming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics guide

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games and volunteers and businesses are preparing to make sure everything runs smoothly.


Among them is a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother, who is learning English to so she can help tourists during the games."


Watch the video here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-46290959/meet-the-90-year-old-dreaming-of-becoming-a-tokyo-2020-olympics-guide


Everyday is a learning journey. Keep going!


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What a helpful and enterprising soul she is! Oba-san is just one more reason to admire the Japanese. Awesomeness. ^__^

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Awesome! A very determined woman that have the passion to contribute something in the coming event.  

Charlyn Amoin

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She personified the saying which goes "you can do anything you set your heart to"

Kevwe A.

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I think you only grow old the day you stop trying to learn.  


Kudos to her, and her spirit of continual self-improvement!

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her age didnt stop her from learning new language. a very inspirational woman. thanks for sharing! :)

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
"you can do anything you set your heart to"


meifeng wrote:
I think you only grow old the day you stop trying to learn.


I LOVE THESE! Absolutely true! :) She definitely is a great inspiration for the younger ones to take action no matter what!

Everyday is a learning journey. Keep going!


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