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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…

Why Can So Many Japanese People Not Speak English?

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have noticed that usually Japanese people can’t speak English, and sometimes get overwhelmed when you talked to them in English. However, by far most of those people (and that includes myself) have studied English for at least 6 years in junior high school and high school.…

Kspace Winter School Camp: A Fun Experience for Children!

Fun for kids shouldn’t stop during winter season. Everyone loves a great experience on Christmas. To dust off the boredom away, Kspace International School set up a Winter School Program for children ages 14 months to 8 years old. About the School kspacetokyo.org/ Kspace is a coeducational school for children, has an all English curriculum…

Why is Japan Behind Other Asian Countries When it Comes to English?

If you’re an English teacher working in Japan, perhaps you’ve had experiences of working in other Asian countries. If so, maybe you got a nasty surprise on arriving in Japan and discovering that the language ability of students here is lower than what you expected. While Japanese students are studious, well-behaved and polite, their ability…

Radio Taiso: Japan’s Morning Exercise Ritual

The popular warm-up calisthenics in Japan is known as “radio taiso” or simply, radio exercise. You can hear it on NHK radio every morning. anepiceducation.com/ Calisthenics is a form of exercise that doesn’t use any equipment or apparatus and is intended to increase the body’s fitness and flexibility. This is also thought to be an…