From the OC Register:
Some Japanese might want their children to hold on to their culture because of practical reasons, such as being competitive in the workforce by being bilingual, said Kris Noam, a doctoral student in sociology at UC Irvine, who specializes in second-generation immigrants. Noam focuses on the extent that parents pass on their culture to their children. Noam said, however, that most people see the culture as part of their own and their child’s identity and want the children to be able to speak to their grandparents. “It (also) seems that people are becoming more aware of the advantages of having a second language,” she said.

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