Seems like a waste to be living in Japan and not taking the opportunity to practice Japanese in game.
The Japanese do not
speak most of the time. It was pretty much silent the entire time I was on, and this was around 7-9pm when people here will more than likely be playing before going to bed. Also, the last thing a lot of people want to do is write/read a non-native language which has a completely different writing system when they just want to relax and play the game after work.
Also, some people who live here aren't able to speak Japanese well, and others who can speak it might have a difficult time with the writing system and memorizing all the Kanji.
And as the other girl said, we get to use Japanese every time we step out the door. Also, I love being able to speak to my fellow westerners. Edited, Jun 21st 2013 5:08pm by OhimeKowai