This document is aimed at adventurous souls with curiousity in their eyes. It is about the magical thing known as language and how we use it to communicate thoughts and ideas through the written word. We are on a journey into another world, a journey into the thoughts and imagination of the people of Japan. Our vehicle for this journey is Japanese text, a vehicle that has served millions of people well for centuries. Your Linux computer will accelerate your journey through the use of online translation tools, search features, and access to millions of web pages, usenet articles, and e-mail messages. Linux is as important as a social phenomenon as a technological achievement. People from around the world are joined together over the Internet and are producing an incredible tool of communication. Get ready to expand the potential of this tool as you expand your understanding of Linux and Japanese and enter into heart of Japan.