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May 30, 2013

Online | Japan

There's an English doctor in the house

Teaching-English-in-Japan"Japanese company Mosuke Inc. today issued a press release to announce the launch of its new English language training website.

Local company Mosuke Incorporated has launched a new website targeted for the Japanese businessperson interested in improving his/her English. The new website is called Eigo ( ) and is designed for use with a PC, tablet computer, or smart phone. “Eigo” is the Japanese term for “English”.

Compared with other Asian countries, Japan ranks consistently in the bottom quartile in English language ability as measured by TOEIC and TOEFL language scores. Businesses have repeatedly implored the Ministry of Education to raise the standard of Japan’s English teaching quality and its teaching staff to little avail, while major businesses themselves continue to resort to “Engrish” (grammatically incorrect English) for their multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. Ignominious examples abound.

Read the full press release. (bilingual, Japanese and English)

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