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Apps Aim to Make English Learning Easier, More Fun

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
For the many people who may set a New Year’s goal of learning English, it’s a good idea to take advantage of smartphone applications to learn in one’s spare time. With such apps, other study materials don’t have to be carried around and English learning can take place at any time...

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Grant-type System Coming For Students

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
There are university and vocational school students who take out student loans to cover their tuition fees and living expenses. Aimed at decreasing the number of students who cannot enroll in school because of dire household finances, the government has decided to launch a grant-...

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Elderly People Teach Japanese Through IT

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THE JAPANESE NEWS
 
CHIBA — An information technology company based in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, has started employing elderly people to teach Japanese to people overseas via online video calls.
The aim is to connect elderly people who tend to become isolated, such as those living in nursing hom...

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Foreign Children, Japanese Schools / Future Teachers Work To Gain New Skills

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
KOFU — “How do you think this fish feels?” asked Akane Osada, 21. The senior from the University of Yamanashi’s Faculty of Education was teaching a boy from the Philippines at a municipal primary school in mid-June.
Osada was working as a student teacher with two others from the ...

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Storytelling Still Weaves Spell For Children

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Japan’s low birthrate is reflected in various aspects of society, including volunteer activities aimed at reading picture books aloud to children at a library in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The municipally run library, which has a collection of books aimed at children, is home...

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Japanese Book “Nekotan” Teaches Foreign Language The Best Way Possible: By Talking About Cats

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Because cats are the true universal language.
We recently saw how you can spice up your language learning with some incredibly useful useless phrases in Japanese, but it’s time to take it to the next level. It’s time to learn about the most important topic that is absolutely mandato...

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American School in Japan Launches Scholarship To ‘promote healing’ In Wake of Sex-abuse Scandal

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The American School in Japan on Monday presented a student with a scholarship created as part of the Tokyo school’s efforts to honor survivors of former teacher Jack Moyer’s sex abuse and “promote healing and reconciliation” in its community.
The inaugural award — ¥1 million toward ...

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Statue of “Kirby” Orita-sensei Welcomes University Entrance Exam Takers at Kyoto University

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ROCKET NEWS
 
This exam season, a statue of an important historical figure at Kyoto University has gotten a Kirby makeover as part of a now yearly tradition.
Hikoichi Orita (1849-1920): A Kyoto educator, Meiji period government official, and dead ringer for popular Nintendo video game character K...

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Government Program Intended To Increase Those Studying Abroad Hits a Snag

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NEWS ON JAPAN
 
The effort to increase the number of Japanese university students studying abroad has hit a snag, with the number of applications submitted to take part in the public-private scholarship program falling below the quota.
 
The government believes the number of applicants to the pro...

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Breaking Barriers with Online Education

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 INSIGHT JAPAN TODAY
 
by Alex Scharf
GLOBIS Online Team
Technology is changing the way we live, work, and now, also how we learn. Distances previously measured in thousands of kilometers are transformed into milliseconds, enabling new kinds of education that bridge across national and cultural b...

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