May 14, 2013 at 11:48 am (Things to See & Do)
My students have made a guide to Tokai University (Shonan Campus) and the surrounding area. They have restaurant reviews of eating places on campus and near
Shonan Campus. Plus they recommend sightseeing spots on the campus and nearby, plus information about sports facilities and more.
Check it Out!
April 15, 2013 at 10:53 am (Health)
Japan’s Rootless and Restless Workers
By KERRI MACDONALD
A dark suit jacket hangs by a shaded window, beneath a portrait of a smiling, well-dressed executive.
The man is Akira Teranishi, a Japanese salary man who killed himself 17 years ago, leaping from a building in Tokyo. It was Valentine’s Day.
“I gave him chocolate,” his wife, Emiko, told the photographer Shiho Fukada when they met at her home in Tokyo. “I asked him if he could take a day off.”
Ms. Fukada asked if she could see something Ms. Teranishi’s husband had left behind. The jacket had been his uniform — the clothing that transformed him from a man into a man with a job, one supporting his family. Like legions of others like him, the suit was his identity. Read More
April 14, 2013 at 1:45 am (Minamiashigara Living)
Racism in Japan:
Where Medamasensei gets it wrong
by Mike Guest
The Tokyo subway. About 11 PM on a weekday. It’s 1994. I’m heading home from a gathering, reading the Daily Yomiuri. A Japanese man, wearing an expression of disapproval makes eye contact. He has an air of over-confidence when approaching me, rather rare in Japan. He speaks in broken, yet reasonably competent, English but his lines seem too well-rehearsed.
“Your newspaper doesn’t say the truth. White people killed off American native people, sent Japanese Americans to prison during war. It is genocide. American newspapers are run by white people. Hide facts about racist white acts. You are not told truths about racist white history. American media. American education. Same.”
April 13, 2013 at 8:02 am (Health)
30,000 Japanese take their own life every year. Manuals on how to kill yourself sell many, many copies.
March 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm (Entertainment)
Synopsis: In an internment camp in 1945, an eight-year-old boy has a mystical gift that makes the
extraordinary happen. Even to the old and devastated Mr. Yamamoto, this gift may hold
the power to make a skeptic believe.
“Set in a Japanese Canadian internment camp, a young boy must use the power of his imagination to escape reality and help and elderly new friend.” -IMDb.com
March 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm (Nature)
Google translates the Japanese pollen report (via Richard Baladad): Cute!
“The amount of cedar pollen, has been calm compared to the peak period of March to mid on. However, some places better because there is a possibility that the fly very much, went on measures still looks good. In addition, the amount of scattered Japanese cypress pollen is increasing. For those who react to both the cedar and cypress, hard times are likely to continue. Until early April, beware the double whammy of cedar and cypress.”
March 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm (Education)
by Kevin R Burns
Waseda University Implements 5 Year Term Limit for Part-time Teachers!
Employment contracts for Part-time Lecturers and Visiting Faculty will be limited to a maximum of 5 consecutive years after April 1, 2013, according to Waseda`s official letter to employees.
March 17, 2013 at 3:01 am (Employment)
English teacher for children's 1 hour swim lesson needed.
> Location- Tomizu station, Houtoku
> Sports Plaza
> Pay- 6,000/hour plus transportation Plus as more students join your lesson pay increases.
> Requirements- no need for high level swimming skills just basics is fine. Foreign staff joins Japanese coach in pool to cheer students on in English and assist basic skills( holding breath, breathing, kicking...)
> No textbook, no lesson planning, just fun in the pool with 10 kids ages 3-10. Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm.
> Teacher needed especially for long school holidays- summer vacations, winter,spring vacations. To start end of July.
EEmail lenore2005 at i.softbank.jp
March 13, 2013 at 6:20 am (Crime)
Tags: murder minamiashigara
Minamiashigara Woman arrested for Murder
70-yr-old woman arrested for death of mother in failed murder-suicide bid
Crime Mar. 10, 2013 – 06:11AM JST ( 15 )
KANAGAWA —Minamiashigara City
Police have arrested a 70-year-old woman for allegedly killing her mother in an attempted murder-suicide.
According to police, the body of 98-year-old Sato Yoneyama was discovered at her home in Minami-ashigara on Friday after her daughter, Shizue Yoneyama, 70, reported her death to police. Fuji TV reported that police discovered Shizue lying on the floor bleeding from self-inflicted cuts to her wrists and neck.
The accused was taken to hospital for treatment where she is in a stable condition, police said Saturday. She was quoted by police as saying she had strangled her mother to death with a towel on Thursday night.
Police quoted her as saying that living with her mother was hard. “My mother couldn’t hear. I became exhausted from looking after her without being able to communicate,” Shizue said, according to police.
January 22, 2013 at 11:56 am (Education)