Teaching Korean in Japan

When I moved to Satsunai area in Makubetsu town, God had put us in a neighborhood where people were very close to each other. In one neighbor’s meeting, Mr. Hama asked me to join the town planning committee since I was working with IT related work. He was working for the town office and wanted me to be a part of the committee and give some input at the 10 year projecting town planning meeting. So I accepted that position since I wanted to get to know people in this town without a church. What this led me was to introduce myself to town office about who I was. Ever […]

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Two very different towns with 30 miles apart

I used to live a small town called Makubetsu with 27,000 in population. We still have an office and classes there. We commute to this place every week for the classes and a business office time in Makubetsu town. We have students coming each week and the place is a 4 bedroom house turned into an office and classes. When God led us to Urahoro town about 45 km (about 30 miles) from Makubetsu town, we did not know what was ahead of us. God gave me a specific house to purchase and there it was and we bought it by cash. All the money needed came in place, and […]

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Japanese Education System

As my son went through the Japanese Education from Kindergarden to 5th grade, there were several things I noticed.  First of all, every thing was structured without compromise of changing to any other form. Once it was set in one way from the department of education, there seemed to be no way to change it in practice. If a teacher had changed it or even adapted a new way of interpretation, it could cause lots of problems in school. Some were disqualified as a teacher or on provation for 6 months. It caused all students to think in only one way with one interpretation. If there had been no case […]

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