Graeme Jarvie

For Graeme Jarvie's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 20, 2007

Starting today, 'gaijin' formally known as prints

Today sees the introduction of a law requiring the majority of foreigners entering Japan to be fingerprinted and photographed. This change has been met with howls of protest from foreign residents and the foreign media, who have pointed to the fact that the only ...

Nova crash adds to 'eikaiwa' wage woes

| Oct 30, 2007

Nova crash adds to 'eikaiwa' wage woes

It’s said that the bigger they come, the harder they fall, and it’s difficult to imagine a harder fall than Nova’s. Following Nova Corp.’s well-documented troubles over the last few months, Japan’s biggest language school chain is now in the hands of administrators, and ...

'Eikaiwa' vets look beyond Big Four

| Jul 31, 2007

'Eikaiwa' vets look beyond Big Four

Globalization, the Internet and increased mobility have made the planet a smaller place. The world is now often referred to as a global community, and its lingua franca is undoubtedly English. It is the official language of air traffic control and the de facto ...