All posts tagged "Education"

  • Yesterday’s classroom won’t prepare our kids for tomorrow’s jobs .

    THE TALENT SQUEEZE IN JAPAN IS REAL. So much has happened in the last 20 years in the global job market. Despite Japan’s low unemployment rate, it is facing real challenges in filling up job vacancies. In...

    • Posted November 14, 2017
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  • PIXI Academy: Building kids’ skills from the bottom up

    If children are expected to solve real global problems such as analyzing complex data, adopting a design-and-build mindset using new media and computational thinking, as well as applying social intelligence, the work of putting them on a...

    • Posted November 11, 2017
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  • Get Kids Reading Books

    Reading is meant to be an enjoyable undertaking.  For most people, reading is a daily task, done for pleasure or to acquire information. An excellent reader reads effortlessly and easily understands what’s been read. For the good...

    • Posted November 10, 2017
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  • ‘Ganbatte’ is not the same as ‘Good Luck’

    Japanese parents believe that having their children focus on hard work is the ticket to academic success rather than an inherent ability. Where some cultures say ‘good luck’, the Japanese put emphasis on effort.  Thus, the ubiquitous...

    • Posted August 11, 2017
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  • Internet puzzled: Japanese engineers can’t solve Junior High school math equation

    Kobe University and Doshisha University research group  found out many engineers at major companies can not solve a fundamental mathematical equation used for  junior high school entrance examination tests in Japan. In the 1980’s, the percentage of...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • HOT SUMMER PROGRAMS!

    Tokyo isn’t short of fun programs for children if you know where to look.  Here are the best summer offerings from Tokyo’s top schools. Be sure to read each activity in order to make an informed decision....

    • Posted April 7, 2017
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  • Do you know the difference between American and British English?

    In today’s global world, it’s not enough that you speak American or British English.  It’s very important to know the difference between both.  Grammar Check came up with an infographic to highlight 63 differences.      

    • Posted February 17, 2017
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  • Shape the Future

    If Japan’s Education Ministry requested 86 national universities to close their humanities or the social science faculties and convert them to serve areas that media reports as ‘useful to the needs of society,’ it has its own...

    • Posted January 1, 2017
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  • Questions to consider in choosing a summer program

    Will my child be safe? Are emergency measures in place in case of unforeseen circumstances like earthquake, fire, etc.? What is a typical day like? Can my children select their activities or do they follow a strict...

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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  • Prevent summer slump!

    Learning through the summer is absolutely essential. A couple of years back, our ten-year old son Jon, fell behind in Math for two consecutive grading periods. Both my wife and I had serious concerns because we both...

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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  • Why Socio-Technological Literacy Matters in Today’s Education

    As a parent, I’ve been thinking about the education options out there and the choice I am making today because my child is a part of today and the future. Most people can drive a motor vehicle....

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • Why we chose a Japanese school

    Local or international-it's a tough call

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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