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‘Why Did You Leave Japan,” usually features people who chose to make their lives abroad after growing up in Japan. This time, however, the column focuses on someone whose family made the decision to leave when he was just 5 — because they could see no other option.

Meet Satoshi Eric Asato, a young man on the autistic spectrum who is known as “Sachi” to his family and friends. Mother Sheila and father Satoru speak on Sachi’s behalf about his journey to date.

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