Here are a few English headlines from Japan. What are your thoughts?
* JET programme still going strong: Japan to invite 4,334 youths from 36 countries under JET program
* Speaking confidence: Ordering a Big Mac in English is scarier than playing in the World Cup says Honda – (I’ve only found this reference in English)
* Crazy quote from a English expert: “Even if children learn English when they are very young, they won’t be able to speak it properly without relearning the meanings and usage of words as they get older.” from this article. Guess she needs to start using GE!
*The Yomirui also reported that 30,000 schools to get digital whiteboards (but their page has expired). Get yourself one for $40 if your school just puts the expensive one in a store cupboard because no one can use it – and then moan they have no budgets!
* Which fits in well with a BBC report of Japan’s Low-tech belly