Author Archives: Richard Graham

Nice drive back to Shikoku

Had a quite relaxing morning, a nice lunch and a nice drive back to Ehime. Driving through the mountains and then island hopping across the Shimanami Kaido is just amazing, some of the best scenery in the World – if only Japan could have this weather all year round! Then a quick call in to…

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School and nice Friday night

Today’s show wasn’t till the afternoon – great! So I got a bit of time to catch up with a bit of sleep, and write an article about teaching 6th graders. The very Genki ALT in town, Tori, has been doing a great with the kids and in 45 minutes they pretty much nailed all…

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Tottori Prefectural Education Center Presentation

Today’s 3 and a half hour presentation was sponsored and organised by the Tottori Prefectural Education Center – quite posh people! In the morning were talks by 2 Japanese teachers who cleared up a lot of the basics, and also opened enough lines of enquiry for me to base my presentation on. So the in…

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Tsunoi Elem School, NHK and JET quiz night

After last night I was so glad when today turned into fantastic, glorious weather! It was also so luxurious being in a hotel, I think this maybe the first time an elementary school has put us up in a hotel! Got to Tsunoi Elementary School and although it is Tottori city, it felt like a…

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Cold in Tottori & Thanks to Saga JETs!

Finished work at two and started work at 7 (it’s strange waking up at that time of the morning, I didn’t realise it was so light then!). There was a post on the discussion board asking about the Theory behind Genki English and I realised there isn’t much about it on the site – I…

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Taking it back & Living in Okinawa

Took my computer back today! When I bought it I said I wanted a fast laptop to do video editing on, but the one I bought, a Dunamis, wouldn’t work well except when it was plugged into the mains! Not too good for a laptop! But full marks to the computer store, Applied, who were…

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