EDUCATION

HLAB

“We aim to create an opportunity for the participating high school and university students to become each others’ role models and take time to reflect and rethink their values”, Hidetaka Kawada, a first year studying at Keio University in the Faculty of Law,…

A Path to Better Sex Education

“We will probably not get knocked up.” Many couples who do not use for contraception think there is no possibility of pregnancy. “If you do it during the safe period, you will never get pregnant.”“If you use the pull-out method,…

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 ~Part4~

While some people emphasize the importance of early English education, others claim that there are more things that need to be introduced before English. Yuma Tiara, a student of the Akita International University, is one of them. The Akita International…

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…