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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

Beyond the Bricks: The Happy Bell Curve

Via the website Beyond tThe Bricks Project, “The Happy Bell Curve – How Current Research on Race and Achievement is Duping Black Progressives and Liberal Americans into Accepting Black Inferiority,” Dr. Ivory A. Toldson writes: “Last week I wrote a response to Trip Gabriel’s New York Times editorial, “Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to… Keep Reading

First Fridays & Black History Month Launch Party

Hello BT’ers! Here is the first of seven events planned by the Tokyo Black Professionals to celebrate Black History Month. The seven-event series kicks off with First Fridays! BTW, I will post various articles relating to Black History Month and of course being Black in Asia during the month of February. Have something to contribute?… Keep Reading


What's up with Japan's education gap?

Did you know?: “High school is not compulsory in Japan, and even public high schools require tuition fees. In Tokyo, students have to pay a little more than ¥10,000 a month to attend public high schools.”  Phillip Brasor in a Japan Times piece reports that “media silence on first lady’s school visit shows Japan’s education… Keep Reading


Fukushima Diaries

Okay, I know it’s not Tokyo but none-the-less this blog is a very interesting read on life in rural Japan. The Jamaican New Yorker, Irie Otoko, takes a very nice approach on reporting his experiences by using a various pictures and keeping his stories short and to the point.  Irie Otoko:  “It was interesting to hear… Keep Reading

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