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English Education in Japan ~Part5~

The current English education in Japanese elementary schools is based on the government curriculum guidelines founded in 2011. This sets English classes once a week, aiming to teach pronunciations and basic expressions. The guideline will improve the communication skills of…

English Education in Japan ~Part3~

The principal of Akatsutsumi elementary school (Setagaya Ward Tokyo Metropolis), Yoshimura Minoru, thinks that it is too difficult to teach English in Japanese elementary schools. In the Setagaya ward, schools have “Nihongo” lesson, where they teach Japanese to enrich the…

English Education in Japan~Part2~

“The norm to start learning English in Japanese junior high will not leave enough time for sufficient amount of education. The sooner to begin learning English, the better you can get,” said Mr. Yukio Tono, the professor of Tokyo University…

English Education in Japan

With 2020 Tokyo Olympics close at hand, Japan is starting to change its English education. In April of 2011, the Japanese government has put it into effect with one English class a week, total of 35 hours per year for…

English Education in Early Childhood

“Good morning, good morning…♪♪” singing 3 year-old children in English. Children from Japan and the other countries are in the same classroom together and the teacher is also not from Japan. The calendar for circle time, classroom decoration, and the…

Japan and Korea

When he was riding a train on his way to the university, his phone vibrates, a text from his Japanese friend. “Are you up?” She always checks in to make sure that he arrives before the professor takes attendance. Switching…

Japanese Fund Raising

When Eastern Japan Great Earthquake occurred in 2011, fund-raising was promoted through the internet and TV, collecting many donation. Generally speaking “The Japanese are less willing to a donation and fund-raising.” According to Charity Aid Foundation in UK, Japan ranked…