Post Nova - Are there supper NOVAs on the offing

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The NOVA story was scary and painful for many. I wonder if that is the end of the story. It seems many of the education boards are now thinking to formally introduce English in classes. What that means is that most of the teacher hiring will be formalized and will be done through the education boards. This is basically done to standardize the system and to encourage fair practices. Though these are some stories revolving around we have little information to substantiate those stories. So, I keep wondering.....   


My first day

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Twas my first day of work at my first job in Japan. Beaming with anticipation and confidence I exited the train station into the city that was to become my second home. Mission: Find the office. This should have been easy considering I was looking for one of the largest "fast food" English school chains in the country. It wasn't. I have a tendency to turn left when I know I should be turning right.

30 minutes later and incredibly lost and confused I decided to ask for help. At the time my Japanese speaking ability was virtually non-existent so I figured I could show someone the map and they could point me in the right direction. I spotted a respectable/kind looking middle-aged woman and zoned in on my target. With my little map held out and my best "lost puppy" face I approached and said "sumimasen" (one of the few words I knew at the time).... What happened next still stumps me to this day.