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Japan must support language education for foreign residents

National-level efforts are needed to ensure social stability and vitality

Japanese language skills are vital for ensuring that foreign residents are able to integrate into and thrive in Japanese society. Indeed, many people from overseas have difficulty living in Japan precisely because they lack such skills. With Japan's foreign population increasing, overlooking this issue could have grave consequences for society as a whole. That is why Japan must improve its system for helping foreign residents learn the language.

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