Tag - heisei-icons



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JAPAN / Politics / Heisei Icons
Apr 25, 2019
Junichiro Koizumi: Maverick reformer left Japan all shook up
Junichiro Koizumi is regarded as the most accomplished politician of the Heisei Era, according to one survey.
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JAPAN / Heisei Icons
Apr 4, 2019
Takanohana: The nail that sumo pounded down
In sumo's 2,000-year history, few men have been as steeped in the sport's traditions as Koji Hanada.
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JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 19, 2019
Ichiro Ozawa: The kingmaker and destroyer in Japanese politics
Reformer, kingmaker, shadow shogun, destroyer. With so many labels, no politician stands out like Ichiro Ozawa among Japan's conformist legislators.
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JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 14, 2019
Sadako Ogata: Waging peace on war
A 1993 photograph of a diminutive, sexagenarian woman surveying the front lines of conflict has left an indelible mark on the international community as a true example of commitment to humanitarian aid.
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JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 7, 2019
Masayoshi Son: Betting big and winning
There's a well-known anecdote about Masayoshi Son, the maverick billionaire founder and chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp. and the man behind the world's largest technology investment fund.
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JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 3, 2019
Takafumi Horie: Bane of the old guard
In many ways, Heisei has been an era of reform, peppered with tales of mavericks who challenged those at the helm of an entrenched business and political system they viewed as opaque and rife with vested interests.


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