CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1995 |
Laguna Beach High School junior Eric Nelson, who leaves for Japan next month after winning the Tsuzuki International Scholarship, is undaunted about being so far from home for five months. "I think I'll have a good time," Eric said. "I'm not really worried about being homesick or anything. . . . I'm just going to have fun." Eric is one of five U.S.
April 4, 1993 |
If it's getting harder to go to work, there may be good reason. The U.N.'s International Labor Organization says job stress is increasing to the point of a worldwide epidemic affecting some of the most ordinary jobs. Waitresses in Sweden, teachers in Japan, postal workers in America, bus drivers in Europe and assembly line workers everywhere are all showing increasing signs of job stress, a U.N. report says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1992 |
One of the biggest problems in teaching English to students in Japan is that they already know too many English words, according to Shunsaku Sakata, a visiting professor at Cal State Fullerton. About 30,000 Japanese words are borrowed from English, the 48-year-old professor said. He pointed around his office at Cal State Fullerton and spoke the words desk, chair, box, tissue and briefcase. All these words are the same in Japanese, he said.
December 14, 2000 |
Her small town east of St. Louis had only a fledgling public library, and field trips to the local Indian ruins could convey only so much. So third-grade teacher Susan Liening turned to the Internet to supplement her lessons about Native Americans. But she found most of the information was aimed at older kids, inappropriate for her 8- and 9-year-old students. "There was just nothing out there like this, so I had to create it," Liening said of her Web site, The First Americans, at http://www.
August 31, 1987 |
They may live in America, but they're brought up strictly Japanese. Indeed, an elementary school for the children of Japanese businessmen and diplomats working in New York caters to this apparent "contradiction," Principal Torao Endo says. "We are trying to teach children to be Japanese and show them about the freedom of America and New York at the same time," says Endo, head of the Japanese School of New York, which has about 460 students.
January 15, 1990 |
Six years ago, Christopher Mead, a Stanford MBA, combined his interest in Japan and Asia and his love of writing to start several newsletters. The time was right: The newsletter business was booming, and investment and competition from Asia, particularly Japan, was on the rise. Today, the Phoenix entrepreneur produces five specialized newsletters on topics ranging from Japanese investment in U.S. real estate to high technology.