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JAPAN: Learn English with Obama

According to the New York Times, this peculiar way of learning English is currently increasing in Japan.

Taking advantage of Barack Obama's popularity, Asashi Press had the original idea of releasing a CD featuring the US President's speeches. At the time of writing, half a million copies have been sold.

Other publishers have copied the scheme; with language learning titles such as "Learn English Grammar from Obama" or "Yes, I can with Obama" the success is guaranteed.

Obama's enthusiastic speeches, his eloquence and his clear pronounciation convinced many Japanese to start learning English with this method.

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