"Generally speaking, a native Japanese residing in Japan does not feel necessity nor has opportunities to exchange conversation in English language. Because Japanese language does everything. Similarly, in foreign countries, the local people who are learning Japanese there as a foreign language rarely have an opportunity for daily conversation in Japanese.
However, conversations constitute the vital part in learning foreign languages. They develop the speaking and listening skills in chain reactions.
But in the Internet age, the geographical restrictions can be overcome, because you can achieve global communications over Skype."