Category Archives: Japan

(Poor) use of English stirs fear of job loss for Japanese

Tokyo: In the cafeteria at the headquarters of Japan’s top online retailer Rakuten, employees with furrowed brows can often be seen trying to comprehend the company’s strictly English language menus. The online giant, notes Asia One Business website, is swapping … Continue reading

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Japan: Why do English teachers have to be native speakers?

In Japan, non-native English-language instructors from South Asian countries are challenging cultural stereotypes and putting a new face on the industry, exclaims the Japan Times. It hasn’t been any easy task, but is this a good thing? Read the full … Continue reading

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