Japanese education tends to get a bad rap. Class sizes are large and the learning famously leans towards passing tests with only the "correct" answers rather than encouraging student participation or ...
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In March 2016, Sony Global Education unveiled KOOV, a brilliant coding kit for young programmers. Building 21st-century skills, block by block. Play, Code. Create. That's the concept behind ...
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What's the secret to improving Japan's somewhat notoriously poor English-speaking levels? More English conversation schools? Native speakers installed in every elementary school? Speed-learning ...
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Sexist or working to challenge stereotypes? This is a project bound to divide. We might be forgiven for thinking that female students at Japan's top college, the University of Tokyo, could be ...
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If you’re going to have ice in your drink, shouldn’t it be eye-catching at least? The Ice Ball Mold is easy to use, has professional-grade quality, and makes perfectly seamless ice balls within seconds!
Only in Japan? The Twittersphere in Japan has been discussing this energy drink, snapped by @kinoww. Energy drinks are commonly found in convenience stores and drug stores, and are typically a ...
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The end of the school year is approaching. Every spring a generation departs and another takes their place. A lot of memories are cemented for both students and teachers at this time of year. One ...
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Apparently this was not news. A couple of days ago one of my colleagues handed me a copy of a Yomiuri newspaper article, saying "as you probably know already." Know what? Then I saw the headline ...
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If you ever wish to find out who's hot in the Japanese show biz today, simply pay close attention to TV commercials. SoftBank, for example, is famous for featuring the latest trends in its ...
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Every now and then you come across an idea so neat that you wish the whole world knew about it. And in this case, I also wish I was six years old ago and could experience the joy of playing with ...
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Miki Dezaki, a Japanese American who teaches at a high school in Japan, has already made a name for himself with his YouTube videos about homosexuality and more fun ones in which he parodies his ...
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