Mind the gap, get over it: readers' views

| Jan 18, 2011

Mind the gap, get over it: readers' views

Following are are a selection of readers’ responses to “Mind the gap, get over it” by Charles Lewis (Zeit Gist, Dec. 28): Patronizing, naive, dangerous While living in Japan from 2007 to 2010, I experienced my fair share of discrimination. I was denied housing, ...

| Dec 14, 2010

Bigger not necessarily better for eikaiwa

As an eikaiwa owner and operator in Osaka, it was refreshing to read Mr. Richard Smart’s views in his article “Small schools offer hope amid eikaiwa slump” (Zeit Gist, Nov. 2). For over a year now, I and a dedicated group of eikaiwa owner/operators ...

| Nov 23, 2010

Both victims, perpetrators of sekuhara : responses

A selection of readers’ responses to “Foreigners victims, perpetrators of sekuhara” (Zeit Gist, Oct. 26) by Steve Silver: Males also harassed I am a teacher in Kanagawa, and the situation you described at the various schools of sexual harassment victims is very similar to ...

| Nov 16, 2010

The final word on JET, for now

Arudou misses the mark Debito Arudou’s recent article on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme (Just Be Cause, Sept. 7) and many of the responses which followed (Have Your Say, Oct. 12): I do agree that there are some systemic challenges educators must ...

| Oct 19, 2010

Re: Richard Cory's story

A selection of readers’ views on “Battling a broken system” (Zeit Gist, Sept. 21) and “Behind the facade of family law” (Zeit Gist, Sept. 28), both by Richard Cory: We have no voice Thanks for publishing the long article in two parts on “the ...

| Oct 12, 2010

Don't blame JET for Japan's poor English: responses

A selection of readers’ views on “Don’t blame JET for Japan’s poor English” (Just Be Cause, Sept. 7) by Debito Arudou: System crushes will of teachers Sound and fury over English language instruction has popped up across these pages many, many times. There once ...