Want to share this here too - look forward to your thoughts, and feel free to re-share also. - Ashley
Happy Friday everyone! (Or, happy almost friday for those of you elsewhere in the world :) ) I've got a question for parents in Japan, or even public school teachers of any kind (regular, ALT, etc.)

In your experience and opinion, how easy or difficult do you believe it would be for kids (either Japanese or expat, but mainly expat) after having spent time abroad (let's say, a few years or more), to assimilate back into the Japanese public school system and get into a decent public high school? (Let's also assume they can speak Japanese quite well/fluently). I'm working on an upcoming column and would like some more perspectives. Also consider things like social and language difficulties on top of academic concerns.

Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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