There is the important aspect why Japanese people tends to give up during studying English.
One of the reasons is that no worry to spend our life without using English in Japan.
Once you go outside town area or village, you notice it is hard to find foreigner. Like Tokyo, Osaka urban areas are easy to find due to major sightseeing spots by advertizing.
So, we gradually tends to fall into that "studying English is tommorow's matter". "I finished today's English task" "Plus, thinking about future, whether there's chance to ativate my English skill or not..."
I can say our brain goes to easy direction. (Haha) And at last we will have gave up English study.
However, English use chance in Japan currently is too limited.
So maybe there's no chance to use English..
Oh! wait. possitively let's think about whether there's merits or not in English studying seriously.
World-wide Trading company, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in-bound service (Food, drink, hotel, transport) , translator.
English teacher, foreign-funded enterprizes,
Mastering Enlgish is very hard. So if have English skill, salary payment tends to be high trend. (Depending on business feild)
This is the big merit!!
Yes you can search by English in the Internet, You can listen to foreigner's speach including their English word's nuance.
Plus you could maybe build up new business by using Enlgish toward true and near globalized future.