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How many Japanese can speak English?

Asked By: iYA - 5/5/2008
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Not too many considering that everyone has to learn English in high school and some start learning before then. They're more likely to understand written English. But people forget once out of school. It's like in America how learning a foreign language is a requirement in high school but how many actually learn enough... More
Answered By: violentskies13 - 5/5/2008
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Too many
Answered By: deafrunabout79 - 5/5/2008
 
I used to have a Japanese penpal. She said they all learn English in school. She read and wrote beautifully, but she said she coudn't speak too well. So my guess is that not that many speak fluently, but most read and write English.
Answered By: Melissa - 5/5/2008
 
they learn english but they cant speak well, My japanese friend cant talk english clearly
Answered By: "vanpersie" - 5/5/2008
 
Probably quite a few. I think they teach it in schools. My experience has been that many foreign countries are quite ahead of the United States in teaching their children to speak more than one language.
Answered By: luckythirteen - 5/5/2008
 
People speak English a little bit but can't converse. English is neither official nor 2nd language in Japan.
Answered By: Joriental - 5/5/2008
 
They teach English is schools. Most older Japanese do not speak and most country side Japanese do not, but most young speak good English and would love the opportunity to exchange language.
Answered By: mychael1010 - 5/5/2008
 
In japan most kids learn basic English in school. In big cities many people are fluent in the language. Just about the only people who aren't familiar with English are the older generations.
Answered By: agela h - 5/5/2008
 
"How many Japanese can speak English?" All of them. How many are fluent in English? Very few.
Answered By: lol200hp - 5/5/2008
 
In school they teach the students but they arent like the people in usa. They can read and write up to about elementary level but probably not higher than that. Few people are really good but really few. Most people who can read or write a little tend to have a big acsent and they arent that good at it... More
Answered By: KEJ39 - 5/7/2008
 
My American aunt lived in Japan for 20 years with her Japanese husband and my cousins grew up there most of their lives. She said that, while they do learn to read, write and speak English in school it isn't taken too seriously simply because they do not expect to actually encounter it during their lives except on... More
Answered By: SR00 - 12/4/2013
 
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