• Tsukuba, Ibaraki

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Regarding Michael Hoffman’s Sept. 18 Big in Japan column, “Is permanent connectedness really something we all need?“: Too much connection is as bad as too little. When I need to seriously work, I just turn off the Internet.

As with smoking or alcohol, we can become addicted to connectivity. Unfortunately children cannot judge when to say OFF, which is why academic achievement is falling.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

james cole

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