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5 Reasons That Make Japan a Clean and Green Country

Japan remains to be one of the cleanest places to live in despite having some of its own environmental issues. One of which is the problem they face when it comes to putting away garbage such as the situation in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海). However, overall, it is a pretty clean country. It has…

How Has the Japanese School Uniform Changed Through the Years?

The Japanese school uniform is probably the most fashionable and stylish of all. It is not only a symbol of youth but also plays an important role in the country’s culture. Many people around the world adore Japanese school uniforms due to their kawaii appearance. There are many types of uniforms that range from standard…

First-Time English Assistant Language Teacher in Japan? Here are 5 Things You Should Know!

More and more people are planning long-term overseas experiences in Japan that involve teaching English as their vehicle. After speaking with a current Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), it inspired me to share some of the valuable lessons she’s learned along the way, which might help others embarking on the same journey. Although experiences may vary,…

What Is The Secret of the World’s Healthiest Kids?

This is Japan. The country with the highest life expectancy in the world, with an average of about 83.7 years according to the World Health Organization. It is also home to the healthiest children in the world, mainly thanks to the traditional diet of Japanese families that has withstood the test of time. Of course,…

Randoseru: Once a Requirement, Now a Fashionable School Bag

When Japanese children start going to elementary school, almost everything has to be uniform, including the backpacks! Randoseru are large, sturdy backpacks which are traditionally given to children upon beginning his or her first year in elementary school. Randoseru is a term that has been derived from the Dutch word “ransel,” simply meaning backpack. This…

How is English Taught in Elementary Schools in Japan?

Education at elementary level provides a basic foundation of learning. It is when children are trained to acquire the basic knowledge and ability to survive a competitive society, which includes language skills and development. Learning English as a second language is increasing due to the demand of globalization. The English language is considered the universal…
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