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TO GO WITH STORY Lifestyle-technology-Japan-language-IT by Miwa... News PhotoComputer,Digital Tablet,Education,Friendship,Hand,Japan,Note Pad,Student,Technology,Tokyo - Japan,University,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH STORY Lifestyle-technology-Japan-language-IT by Miwa Suzuki Akihiro Matsumura (L), a University student uses his tablet computer, while his friend parctices hand writing of Chinese characters on a copybook in Tokyo on June 19, 2013. Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. He can rely on his smartphone, tablet and laptop to remember them for him. Computers and smartphones have relieved youngsters of the need to remember how to write the thousands of Chinese characters or kanji in use across East Asia. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)