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Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

| Jun 18, 2018

Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

by Kaori Shoji

It's been said time and again: 日本人は英語がダメ (Nihonjin wa Eigo ga dame, The Japanese are terrible at English). In spite of the strong emphasis on 英語教育 (Eigo kyōiku, English education) instilled in a rigorous school system and the numerous 英会話学校 (Eikaiwa gakkō, English conversation schools) ...

Day care centers in Japan need some help with soiled diapers

Jun 17, 2018

Day care centers in Japan need some help with soiled diapers

For a country with a reputation for cleanliness and hygiene, Japan has taken waste disposal in an unsavory direction with parents usually being asked to carry their children's soiled diapers home from day care. To lighten the load on concerned parents, some municipalities are now ...