Kumiko Nagaura
I enjoyed Nova. I won’t study there now because I don’t know the system. I also don’t know if it’s better or not now. I take private lessons now and I can go at my own pace.

Taisei Narukawa
Student, 7
I don’t really miss Nova. The classes were big and sometimes the other kids didn’t want to work. I have a private teacher now, so I still study English. It’s fun.

Andrew Smallacombe
Teacher, 36 (Aussie)

Cowboy CEOs ran the firm into the ground. I hope that (ex-Nova boss Nozomu) Sahashi gets what he deserves. Five years in jail would be suitable punishment.

Arisa Yagi
Assoc. professor, 47
Many years ago, Nova was really good. There were three students per class, instructors were skilled and the schedule was flexible. I miss the teachers and the lessons.

Etsuko Akaike
Care worker
I feel that Sahashi betrayed the students. My friend rejoined Nova this year, but she said that the system’s not very good. There aren’t enough teachers or classes.

Keith Paton (U.S.)
English teacher, 32
I’ve heard that students have difficulty booking lessons, sometimes waiting for weeks. They have trouble recruiting teachers because they have a bad reputation.

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