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Regarding the March 2 article “English big business, and growing“: Please don’t make it sound as if all these private companies are doing a good thing. Some pay unfair wages and do not enroll their teachers in insurance or provide other benefits. They break labor laws and no one reports on that.

You want to know what is wrong with Japan and its economy? It’s the flagrant display of mistreatment of workers and the disregard of labor laws. Not reporting on the poor working conditions at these places — and instead praising the companies — only compounds the problems.

jamar miller

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