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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 2, 2015
m-flo's Taku Takahashi talks about Japan's music scene, K-pop and that controversial tweet
Taku Takahashi wants you to know, he's a positive person.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 20, 2015
We welcome Zombie-chang's move toward electro-pop on 'Koi no Vacances EP'
Zombie-chang "Koi no Vacances EP" (Omake Club)
CULTURE / Music
Aug 21, 2015
Kis-My-Ft2 "Kis-My-World"
"Kis-My-World," the fourth studio album from Johnny & Associates' boy band Kis-My-Ft2, is all about positivity. On album opener " '4th' Overture," the guys preach hope and then shift into an upbeat vibe for the rest of the album.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 26, 2015
Ten years after its Japan special, who would Interview want to talk to?
In 1969, pop artist Andy Warhol founded Interview magazine. The New York-based publication was initially distributed among the city's "in crowd," later finding a wider audience in those seeking more than the usual mainstream fare.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan