A cat named Mackerel: undercover

/ | Jun 22, 2014

A cat named Mackerel: undercover

With Mackerel, the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" comes to mind. An American shorthair with likely a bit of American curl thrown in, Mackerel looks like a bit of a toughie. And, with unsteady eyes that have trouble focusing, she can also ...

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

Feb 2, 2014

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

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College preparation for bicultural young adults may include seeking out international as well as domestic opportunities. Some youngsters, however, are heading abroad much sooner — for high school or junior high school. The Japan Times spoke with 13 families whose children were all educated in ...

Jan 19, 2014

Team-teaching rules can lead to confusing situations

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At present, Japanese labor law restricts foreign native English-speaking teachers, referred to as ALTs (assistant language teachers) from team-teaching with Japanese classroom teachers. Students get the short end of the stick, as team teaching is considered a highly effective foreign-language teaching methodology. Legally, according to ...

The most viewed community stories of 2013

Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed community stories of 2013

A majority of the most read community stories addressed timeless issues. These were stories about issues that naturally spark debate and will no doubt continue to do so as Japan’s multicultural landscape continues to shift and shape.