"Matt lives in Chicago and plays Final Fantasy. He’s using the game to learn Japanese, which he’s also studying at university.
He writes in Romaji and gets responses in Japanese text. He says it helps him learn much faster, and when he travels to Japan he’s able to hold his own much better in conversation.
He has Japanese friends through the game and is hoping to travel back the Japan in the summer. Eventually he’s planning on moving there to become an English teacher." (Robbie Cooper)