Trevor Clarke

For Trevor Clarke's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Eikaiwa' firms face Nova fallout

| Dec 11, 2007

'Eikaiwa' firms face Nova fallout

Too big, too fast, and with too little quality — that’s the consensus view of many industry analysts on former language-school market leader Nova Corp., whose collapse left over 420,000 students and 4,000 non-Japanese instructors without an “eikaiwa” home. The Nova affair has already ...

Japan's own Indian tech boom

| Jan 9, 2007

Japan's own Indian tech boom

Seven years ago, Harikrishna Bhat thought it was about time he did a little something for his country. Having arrived from India some 26 years ago and worked for local companies for over a decade, Bhat decided to join one of a growing number ...

Can NHK keep the air free?

| Dec 26, 2006

Can NHK keep the air free?

The credibility of public broadcaster NHK is on the line over its handling of political interference by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. With Communications Minister Yoshihide Suga publicly ordering NHK to intensify news coverage of the North Korean abduction issue on international shortwave radio ...

Times get tough for teachers

| Mar 28, 2006

Times get tough for teachers

English teaching in Japan is not what it used to be. Conditions are changing; the work is harder to come by, wages are falling, and staff are increasingly taking their employers to court. It wasn’t always like this; for many that arrived in the ...