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Children Full of Life in Kanazawa, Japan

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Here is a very different and positive look at classroom instruction in Japan. Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying. In…

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Racism in Japan Videos Causing a Stir

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Another view on life in Japan: [Via Medama Sensei Channel] “Is there racism and discrimination in Japan? I was surprised to find out that almost all of my high school students (about 1000 students) were not aware of the racism and discrimination that goes on in Japan. Racism and discrimination in Japan does exist, however, it…

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Abita: A Short Film About Fukushima Children

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[Via Global Voices] “Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Despite scarce media coverage in…

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Japanese Women Open Their Mouth

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Freshness Burger’s Liberation Wrapper is a hit in Japan. BTW, I would file this in the “great marketing campaign” category versus the “look how ____ the Japanese are” category in case you are wondering. Oh! For the record, I have yet to observe a Japanese woman afraid to chow down in a Freshness Burger. LIBERATION WRAPPER…

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42 – The Jackie Robinson Story – Japan Roadshow

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Via Jackie Penn: Some of you may remember my non-journalistic review of the movie 42 (Jackie Robinson Dodgers jersey number). The movie opened this weekend in JAPAN. I ask your support and request that you see the movie. Please ask your friends and family to do the same. A personal, and professional, friend of Darryl…

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