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Mariko Nihei’s comments in her June 6 letter, “Study in Japan is good enough,” are at best shortsighted and, at worst, symptomatic of the perils of choosing to look inward.

It isn’t about access to materials. It isn’t about access to information. Both are available on the Web wherever you are. It isn’t even about language ability, and it certainly isn’t about a fear of cultural imperialism, which will never happen.

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