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Being a speaker of Japanese is an important part of my identity today, and something that I'll always carry with me.

I have met amazing people and had fantastic opportunities as a result of studying Japanese. 

Studying language at UW-Madison has weaved its way through many facets of my life, always enriching and always improving me.

My entire career is built on the language study I did at the UW.

It's one thing to learn about language and culture in the classroom, but it's so much more impactful to live somewhere for a year and see if your pre-conceived ideas about the country were accurate and which ones were not.

Appreciate the progress you have made, but don't be afraid to tackle new words or try a different method of learning the language.

Japanese has opened doors for me - It helped me get my first job, advance to new and exciting positions, and helped me to land new business when I founded my own company.

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