This is a message I got from Yuri. She is a 2nd year. Her father was transferred to the U.S. when she was in elementary school. He worked in New York and she grew up in Connecticut. My argument is that the majority of education in Japan is teaching kids how to be Japanese. Yuri missed out on a lot of that, but her English is great. I think it must be a tough road for her, although she fits in pretty well at school. I worried a lot that she hated class. She wrote me this letter.