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'Teaching without teaching': Creator of KenKen puzzles cultivates young minds through math and fun
Mathematics teacher and puzzle creator Tetsuya Miyamoto says he’s probably watched Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” at least 20 times.Miyamoto, whose numerical and logical puzzle KenKen has achieved worldwide success over the past decade, was inspired as a teacher by the iconic scene in which Lee’s character fools a bully who has picked a fight with him on a boat.
It's 2019 and it's time to hit those Japanese textbooks — for real
Whether you’ve been here for several days or several decades, listening to fellow expats, immigrants and other non-Japanese residents groaning about their dissatisfaction with their language abilities is nothing new. The advice I’ve received on how to improve, however, sometimes skews toward the exasperating.
H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy 70th All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest / Students encourage reflection on today’s issues
Yuriko Sengoku, a third-year student at Den-en-chofu Futaba Junior High School in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, won the top prize in the final round of the H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy 70th All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest that was held in Tokyo on Nov. 30.