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Regarding Yukari T.’s Sept. 24 letter, “Holes in six years of English“: It’s good that the number of foreign students in Japan is increasing every year. Those who learn the Japanese language are the future bridges to a truly international community — provided they get the right opportunities in Japan.

As a student of the Japanese language for many years, I have faced a conflicting situation again and again. Many Japanese people come up to me to try and brush up their English. That’s fine and I appreciate it, but that does not give me a chance to practice my Japanese-language skills. Think about how that feels when one has been passionately trying to master the Japanese language over the years!

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