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    Default Official second language or Second official language ?

    Which is more common to say in the U.K. or in the U.S.,"Japanese government is going to adopt English as an official second language, or a second official language?"

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    M. Nakajima

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    It depends. I would assume that it would be an 'official second language', meaning that it would be the foreign language taught in schools. If Japan adopted English as a 'second official language', then English would be a language of the state, alongside Japanese, which seems less likely.

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