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Japan's companies must break the language barrier

The Bank of Fukuoka hires two foreign students, center and right, this spring.

TOKYO -- Japanese companies need to become more global.

Some may dismiss this claim as outdated given that many of the country's companies now have higher sales figures overseas and foreign takeovers by Japanese companies are at record-high levels. However, foreigners working at Japan's companies are still rare, often because of their lack of Japanese language skills. 

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