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Children Full of Life in Kanazawa, Japan

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… Keep Reading

Racism in Japan Videos Causing a Stir

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… Keep Reading

Japanese Women Open Their Mouth

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… Keep Reading

Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-two: Folake Abass)

Via Tamarahco Hen Productions, ”Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan is a (as yet) four-part video teaching tool designed for classroom use. Each part — roughly 50 minutes, chapter-marked, and headed by text-based questions — focuses on an individual Japan-based African wo/man. The interviewer is a European-American permanent resident of Japan, who teaches at a Japanese… Keep Reading

Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-3: Florence Nannozi)

Via Tamarahco Hen Productions, ”Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan is a (as yet) four-part video teaching tool designed for classroom use. Each part — roughly 50 minutes, chapter-marked, and headed by text-based questions — focuses on an individual Japan-based African wo/man. The interviewer is a European-American permanent resident of Japan, who teaches at a Japanese… Keep Reading

Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-One: Grace Namawejje)

Via Tamarahco Hen Productions, “Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan is a (as yet) four-part video teaching tool designed for classroom use. Each part — roughly 50 minutes, chapter-marked, and headed by text-based questions — focuses on an individual Japan-based African wo/man. The interviewer is a European-American permanent resident of Japan, who teaches at a… Keep Reading

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