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On Pretending to Know About Education in Japan, pt. 3: Paying for It

We’ve been imagining a future for Tetsuo, our imaginary middle-upper-class Japanese child. We’ve assumed a moderate degree of financial difficulty in getting Tetsuo-kun into university, but nothing too major: We’ve been blandly middle-class. Advertisements

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On Pretending to Know About Education in Japan, pt 2: On Getting Into High School (and University)

We last left our fictional Japanese son, Tetsuo, in his final year of junior high, preparing for high school entrance exams. You and I – his loving, middle-class parents, and you, my adorable wife, who is almost too infatuated with … Continue reading

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On Pretending to Know About Education in Japan, pt 1: The System!

After spending two years in a Japanese High School and having multiple conversations with people who actually know how things work, I’m happy to return to my journalistic roots by pretending I’m an authority on something I’ve barely scratched the … Continue reading

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