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OUR MAN IN TOKYO

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JAPAN / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Jul 8, 2014
Aussie envoy a student of Japan
Bruce Miller, Australia's ambassador to Japan since August 2011, has been interested in Japan since he was a boy of 11.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Apr 8, 2014
Envoy living out his childhood dream
Although it was his childhood dream to become his country's ambassador to Japan, actually doing so was not an easy task for Abdulaziz Turkistani.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Nov 29, 2013
Prolific Swedish ambassador indulges passion for haiku
Over the years, Swedish Ambassador Lars Vargo has published 15 books related to Japan, but for the past decade, his love affair with the country has largely been told in one literary form: haiku.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Oct 7, 2013
Spanish envoy celebrates 400-year relationship
Spanish Ambassador Miguel Navarro is eager to turn the eyes of Japanese to the lesser known historical footnotes that connect Japan and his country as the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges is celebrated.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Sep 30, 2013
Beninese ambassador brings TV star power to diplomacy
Beninese Ambassador Zomahoun Rufin says — half-jokingly — his dream is “to become the next Japanese prime minister.”
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COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Aug 5, 2013
Young Ethiopia envoy brings new ideas, energy
Ethiopian Ambassador Markos Tekle Rike, 34, says he has always felt a special connection between his country and Japan, although he did not have any personal interest in this country before he arrived here 2½ years ago.
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COMMUNITY / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Apr 9, 2013
British ambassador laments his two 'lost decades'
Tim Hitchens, the new British ambassador to Japan, has observed with his own eyes the country's economic transition since he first visited here as a teenager back in the 1970s.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Apr 2, 2013
'Green growth' tops Costa Rican envoy's agenda
Costa Rican Ambassador Alvaro Cedeno Molinari says his mission here is to deliver his country's message on green growth and renewable energy — and to develop what he describes as a green growth agenda between his country and Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Feb 26, 2013
Romania envoy hopes cultural affinity boosts ties
Romanian Ambassador Radu Serban is a veteran diplomat with a mission to promote economic ties with Japan. But the envoy, 61, has another agenda — promoting cultural and educational exchanges, which ties into his personal love of Japanese literature, especially haiku.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Dec 25, 2012
Finns eagerly embracing things Japanese: envoy
Santa Claus, Moomin, contemporary design and saunas may be the things that come to mind when Japanese think of Finland. What may be less widely known is that the two countries have been strengthening cultural and educational ties in recent years.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Dec 4, 2012
Envoy puts focus on people-to-people ties
To serve as the United States ambassador to Japan is obviously not an easy task — not by any stretch of the imagination. That's the position John Roos was assigned in August 2009 even though he didn't have previous diplomatic experience or hold a political office.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Nov 20, 2012
Envoy acts as bridge between Japan, Armenia
It didn't come as much of a surprise to Grant Pogosyan when the offer came to him from the Armenian government to become his home country's ambassador to Japan.

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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