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April 07, 2006

Ministry Push for English

(Japan) The Education, Science and Technology Ministry, who recently organized the "English Forum 2006" held at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center, are keen to promote English throughout Japan. The forum which is held annually is part of the Ministry's 2003 action plan to cultivate 'Japanese citizens with a good command of English'. 40 students who had graduated from Nagano High School in Kawachi Nagano, Osaka Prefecture last month, performed an impressive 50 minute presentation in English. The school was chosen because it is one of the nation's Super English Language High Schools (SELHis).
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