small realization

Knowing only English in Japan is like being able to read exclusively filler text in foreign languages that they throw on "exotic" products in America.

You can read all of what you're not supposed to understand and none of what matters.

NB: Often yields hilarity.


Krampus said...

You raise an excellent point, wise Mike.

Jonathan said...

I myself was thinking recently how misleading the program is about the necessity of knowing/learning Japanese. If you don't come here willing to learn and work some. It'll be a long awkward vacation at best.