The following is the first in a series of selections of unpublished letters about Community stories from the year just passed.

The forgotten plight of ALTs

Arudou Debito gives a fair assessment of the good, the bad and impeded progress regarding human rights issues in Japan in his most recent Just Be Cause column ("Battles over history, the media and the message scar 2015," Jan. 3). One issue he could also have included is the continuing plight of the assistant language teacher (ALT).