The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
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.
August / September 2010
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.
June / July 2010
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.
February / March 2010
Universities Boost UK-Japan Ties
The internationalisation of higher education is a priority issue for governments worldwide. By leveraging the reputation and expertise...
December 2009 / January 2010
20 Years of Teaching
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The British School in Tokyo. Today, we are a two-site school for over 650 students, with a reputation for providing a British education of the highest calibre to Nursery children...