According to Nikkei Shimbun, dated 26 November 2013, the ten most popular foreign languages learnt in the Great Britain follow this descending order: Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Portugal, Italian, Russian, Turkish, and Japanese. This information is based on a report submitted by the British Council. Japanese is chosen mainly for its economic benefits, according to the report.
The article also mentioned Japanese words that have become a part of the English language. Some examples are kimono, samurai, geisha, and kamikaze.