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English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

National Jan 28, 2018

English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

by Magdalena Osumi

The English-language learning programs in Japan's public schools have long been criticized for being too focused on rote learning. But Mio Horio, a 32-year-old English teacher from mountainous Shiga Prefecture, is challenging the nation's system and nudging her students to think outside the box. Horio's teenage ...

National / Crime & Legal Apr 20, 2015

Teacher admits to burying baby cats alive in Chiba

Police said Monday they have filed charges with prosecutors against a 36-year-old senior high school teacher for burying kittens alive at his school in Chiba Prefecture last month in violation of the animal protection law. The man admitted burying five newborn kittens, four of which ...

U.S. JET teacher features in 3/11 film

National Sep 9, 2013

U.S. JET teacher features in 3/11 film

by Seana K. Magee

While Taylor Anderson's life was cut short on March 11, 2011, along with thousands of others caught in the massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Tohoku, the full life she led was a source of inspiration for an American documentarian ...