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February 09, 2005

Teachers Saved By Party Spirit

Yesterday's Japan Times reported on some English teacher who had a lucky escape from the tsunami that hit South Asia in December. Several teachers ascribe their good fortune to a hedonistic spirit that took them away from one of the hardest-hit areas the very night before the disaster. One teacher talks about the two types of people in the aftermath, those that seemed to be "on a high" and "bright-eyed" and those that were simply in shock. Despite the large number of English language teachers in the region over the Christmas holidays -- Nova alone had 50 teachers there -- there was not one fatality. Two teachers on the JET program were reportedly injured. Both organizations are offering counselling to teachers if needed.
Foreign teachers have lucky escape

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