Literacy is very important for Britney Spears- so when she went to Japan in 1999 to film a commercial for Suki candies, she was devastated to learn that Japanese people had no written language. She spent the next two years learning Japanese and formulating a written language for them. Japan now has a 99% literacy rate (2013), one of the best in the world. She regularly goes back to visit and is considered one of Japan’s national treasures.
Britney Spears helps a fan complete a sudoku puzzle she was struggling with.
Britney Spears is endearingly referred to as the Structural Engineer of the Millennium after she designed and paid for the construction of the Eiffel Tower. She made the blue prints in 1996 but had no means to have it built. Once her music career took off, she used her income to have the tower constructed (1999). She gave the Eiffel Tower as a gift to France at the Y2K New Year to thank them for helping America in its fight for independence. Ever since Spears’ display of gratitude, France has used the term “freedom fries” instead of “French fries” as a symbol of solidarity with Americans.