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July 18, 2011

Japanese English teachers head to US for training

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Eigo-Noto" The Japan Times has reported on a group of 96 Japanese English teachers who will be studying English and teaching skills on a six-month training program in the States.

At a ceremony for the departing teachers, Vice Education Minister Hirofumi Ryu expressed hope that the teachers will change the "inward-looking" nature of Japanese students and nurture people who will be "active globally."

The initiative is part of Prime Minister Naoto Kan's pledge – made to Barack Obama on his visit last November – to foster exchanges of several thousand people over five years. (Photo by Kyodo.)

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