I am a girl from Hong Kong, and learning Japanese is still elementary. I listen to Japanese radio stations for about 2 hours every day.
Frankly, because I met a Japanese boy while traveling in Japan. After a year of delay, I made up my mind and wanted to learn Japanese well.
My communication with him is in English, he reads the message once a day. I mainly use online translation software to help change the meaning of the text.
However, this year I visited the Japanese man, and I could only communicate face-to-face. Most of them used the phone to call him for information, and he used the phone to answer the message after reading it.