Shimane's Oki Islands win Global Geopark classification

Sep 10, 2013

Shimane's Oki Islands win Global Geopark classification

The Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture have been designated as a globally important geological heritage site by a UNESCO-backed program. The Global Network of National Geoparks made the decision at a meeting Monday in South Korea. The island chain in the Sea of Japan ...

Nov 27, 2011

Beware the foreign academics

Regarding the Nov. 22 Zeit Gist article by Nicolas Gattig, “MacArthur, identity theory and Japan’s lingering eigo woes“: I’m sure that Gattig-sensei receives many murmurs of approval as well as hidden yawns when he makes presentations at Japanese ESL conferences. This same glib message ...