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Regarding Akky Akimoto’s Oct. 17 article, “Apple should team up with local companies to solve Maps dilemma“: While I fully agree that Apple should have tested the Japanese maps better, and should customize their options more, the article mentions the fact that many available apps that are more Japan-specific don’t support English and thus aren’t good for non-Japanese in Japan.

I think this misses the point. Japan is a place where you should learn the language if you want to live there, more than most other places. Even if you can limp by in some cases, you will be constantly at a disadvantage until you learn the language — and having people “help” by supporting English is like trying to put out a blazing fire with a cup from the water cooler.

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