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Should the JET Programme be axed?

An article by Charles Januzzi, a teacher at Fukui university that argues that the JET programme should not be ended but should changed radically. Rather than supporting the cultural hegemony (power) of Anglophone (‘native’ English-speaking countries) by bringing ‘native’ speakers … Continue reading

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POINT OF VIEW/ Kumiko Torikai: Japan needs new paradigm of English education

This is an interview with Kumiko Torikai, a Rikkyo University professor and former professional simultaneous translator who teaches English language courses on radio and television. In the interview, she discusses the balance between a focus on grammar and communication in English … Continue reading

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