Education

The JLPT Is a Much Bigger Deal than I’d Thought [Summary]

This is a summary of the debut post from Alex Farrell‘s blog, “The Kyoto Linguist“, discussing the Japanese language, translation, travel writing and more. The original article is here. When Alex Farrell, a creative translator and travel writer based in Kyoto, Japan, recently posted on LinkedIn about having passed the highest level of the Japanese …

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Are Japan’s slack students letting down its universities?

Only one Japanese university, Tokyo, shines bright in the global education league.  Many others are alleged to be weak intellectually and reluctant to dismiss even the laziest of students. In Japan’s tough education system and work culture, university offers a rare opportunity for personal freedom. So are some students slacking off their studies, knowing that …

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