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Lost in translation

Reader congratulates Hideki Matsuyama but questions why Masters champion hasn’t learned English in decade of play in U.S.

Congratulations, Hideki Matsuyama, on winning the Masters ("Take a bow, Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama," April 12)

But why have you not learned to speak English after playing here for 10 years? Your fellow Asian female golfers have, whether they be from Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, etc.

Lest you think me to be racist, my sister-in-law is pure Japanese, speaks perfect English, and has since I met her, two years out of Japan, when she was 25 years old. Michiko and my brother Bill's sons have married a Chinese/English woman, an Irish/English woman and a pure German. They all speak English fluently. 

Hideki, shouldn't you?

Bob Ractliffe
Naples, Fla.

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