From flashy Michelin-starred establishments to cozy neighborhood bistros, the Japanese culinary affair with French cuisine is extensive. Japanese chefs have travelled to France to study cooking since the Meiji and Taisho Eras, and in the years since the s those numbers have increased dramatically. Historically, the connection between France and Japan has started quite a long time ago with what is called “Japonisme”, which is the influence of Japanese fine arts, fashion, aesthetics on French artists and writers in the 19th century. The first. . The School of Modern Languages aims to develop and educate its students to become 'global citizens'. With in-depth study of both French and Japanese, two major world languages, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an.