1. The fear of travelling in cars is known as "amaxaphobia." Extraordinary - I would have guessed (a) myself.Keep visiting us: I will be posting more about how to get the best from the Net when you are practising or learning English. "A little but often" is the most effective technique.
2. Kate doesn't have a car because she lives in Central London. Many New Yorkers don't have cars either - indeed they sometimes proudly tell you they do not have a driver's licence. Paolo found this very strange, as in Rome EVERYONE has a car.
3. Japanese people are not very interested in driving because Japan's public transport is very efficient; at the same time car ownership and parking are very difficult in Japan.
4. Japanese driving schools are trying to attract more customers by being more customer-oriented and offering extra services such as massages and relaxation sessions.
More later this week.