Did you know that two Japanese visited Bell just after he perfected his great invention, namely the telephone? They were Izawa Shuji and Kaneko Kentaro who were studying in America. "When I devised this machine, I was professor of voice physiology at Harvard. Izawa from Japan was one of my students, so when the telephone was finished he came immediately and tried a call in Japanese. That's why, of all languages in the world, English was the first and Japanese the second language that went through the telephone," Bell explained later when recalling those days.