The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Getting up to speed for the workplace of tomorrow
Mori Building PR specialist recalls how a little Japanese girl met Britain
Why people in Japan are choosing international schools
British teachers start their lives in Japan
School of thought
Japan follows global trend for international education
Keep in touch
UK alumni groups in Japan play key role in bilateral ties
Yarn and friendship
The rewards of knitting
The next level
Marianne Black, BST chair of trustees, on governance and her MBE
Making Learning Visible
The Reggio Emilia Approach to learning
Japan beats UK in PISA, but test isn’t perfect
21st century teaching
Culture, heritage and language
Why a British education appeals
New chapter for Oxford–Japan ties
Prestigious Kyoto Prize winners go to Oxford
Helping kids develop communication skills
Why parents pay for their kids to play
Private kindergarten focuses on unstructured, child-directed activities for kids to achieve social benchmarks.
Caring To Teach the Unreached
The British School in Tokyo has partnered with United World Schools to support education in Cambodia.
Supporting Reforms in Learning
Discussions were held on improving the education system at a symposium hosted by the British Council Japan.
Fostering Scientists of Tomorrow
Thirty students and teachers from nine high schools in areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have taken part in a science workshop at Cambridge University.
The Globis Vision
Yoshito Hori makes no apologies for being a glass-half-full person.
Which MBA in Japan?
It was not so long ago in Japan that business know-how gained on the job was considered to be more important than anything learned from books.
New Approach to Testing English
Global jinzai (human resources) has become a buzzword used in discussions about Japan’s international competitiveness. Japan’s private and public sectors wish to increase this by educating people with the required skills to succeed in the international workplace.
While concerns surrounding last year’s disasters in Tohoku and the current economic climate linger, expatriate parents in Japan face a perennial cause of anxiety: where to send the children to school.
Selecting the Right University
Surrounded by fellow students of many different nationalities, heading off to universities in every country imaginable, the options for students at international schools can seem endless.
Masters of the Future
This century has been predicted as the era in which Asia emerges from the shadow of Europe and the US to become the driver of global growth. It is expected that the changes taking place in Asian regional powers, such as Japan, China and India, as well as throughout South-East Asia—politically, socially and, most importantly, economically—will shape the future of the world.
What Children of the Future Need from Schools
How are schools preparing children for the future—when change will be rapid and technological innovation even more so? What jobs will exist?
After a bad case of the jitters in the immediate aftermath of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, life is returning to normal across the Kanto region. Six months later, firms are operating at full tilt once more. And so it is with the schools charged with giving hundreds of children the best international-oriented education possible.
Learning English Earlier
In April, elementary schools started teaching English as a foreign language to 5th and 6th graders, marking a huge step forward for the subject in Japan. This is largely the result of pressure from business, which increasingly wants staff who can use English in practical settings, and who have the international and cross-cultural skills to function well in a global marketplace.
Learning “Real World” Language
The world of business changes rapidly and this has never been more true than over the past 10 years.
Global Learning in Japanese Schools
For Japanese and foreigners with children here, living in Japan offers a safe, clean environment and the opportunity to pursue numerous pastimes. However, when it comes to education, the picture often looks less rosy.
But What Does a Coach Actually Do?
A coach is not a consultant, therapist, counsellor or mentor. Let’s use the simple analogy of riding a bike to explain the differences.