Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong
Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong

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Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong
Kuninori Matsuda, ambassador and consul general, says that the young generation of Japan is encouraged to learn Mandarin and Cantonese, including his two sons. Photo: Edward Wong
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