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April is the beginning of the academic year in Japan and that means many children across the country are enrolling in new after-school activities.

Many parents have high hopes for their child’s potential when they enlist them in English and music classes, among other pursuits. But at the same time, they are worried about whether their children will be motivated enough to continue with those activities and whether their efforts will bear fruit.

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