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Hello everyone! My name is
Anya) Bizengaust and For 6 years I'
been working as an English instructor
in Japan. A lot people have some
misconceptions about Japan so I' m
making these comps to debunk some
myths and share some Facts about the
land ofthe rising sun.
Lees get started with Japanese
Since Japanese is a very
complex language. many
schools have separate classes
For speaking and writing.
English instructors teach the
learning words and how to
properly pronounce them while
Grammar teachers will teach Wain“ of it this ma, we
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how to write them properly. and . s
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Yes and . You Find the super
strict teachers are usually in the , ..
junior high and high school level 4 des,
they are under pressure to ,
make sure their students are
prepared to enter the top high
Since Attach elementary and
middle school level children. the
teachers are a little more relaxed
but still expect their students to
Follow school rules.
1 don' t have it in me to be
very strict. I go " Far "
stern Alma stares. You' d
be suprised how well this
e sensei says.
I have it theory that Japanese
students can smell Fear and how they
behave depends on your confidence
and assertiveness. I work with kids
age on mostly so I have to work
extra hard to make lessons both
knowledgeable and Fun or they will
lose interest and get unruly. Last
year I had to sit my Class down and
scold them For picking on their
grammar teacher whom they Found
boring so they made loud snoring
noises during her class.
The grammar teacher
ended up quitting after
that year due to other
classes teasing her in the
Japanese students and MIME,
Did you know Japan has one ofthe
highest suicide rates in the world?
From it young age, Japanese children
are taught that ifthey want to
succeed they must be good at
anything and everything.
To Fail makes you weak and Brings
shame to your Family name. Because
ofthis. many choose the path
suicide rather than living with the
shame. Due to this it lot w schools
suicide hotlines and support
groups to help those in need.
Like I explained in number 'e, Weakness in Q
Japan is Frowned upon. Due to this it lot
people will bully and spit on the weak. This
happens a lot in Japanese schools where any .9
person seen " "less than perfect" is
ostracized From the group. This can range 1
From ignoring to downright hazing
unfortunate student. I
a girl once who commited suicide
due to her Fellow students teasing and
beating her up because her mother had a
mental illness. It' s been three years and I
still think about her and Feel sad.
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Cultural Festivals are extremely ,
elaborate and every school level N _ r ‘ tlt i
does them, even universities. ‘
Festivals are held to display the
students‘ learning. but many
people visit to have Fun. Each
classroom will have an activity gt
such as Cafes, haunted Muses,
artsit: rafts. and dancing. school
clubs will an also put on
performances to the public to
display their skills.
Last year my class did it kitten
cafe. They all wore cat ears
and tails while serving little
treats to guests. It was the
single cutest thing ever!
Z Lave lotions’ and Valentines Lea Ccac’ abate
Have it crush on senpai? Well why
not write him a love letter. The Q
Japanese are very shy at times and Q
uniting it letter is it nice modest
way to share your Feelings.
Another way is to give chocolate
on Valentine' s Day. This is it by
practice in which girls will make or
Bur chocolate and give it to boys making is the
they like or to their friends. This is may to an but
reciprocated on white Day when given new man, pots we
those who received chocolate get mined trying I
it small gift For that person. Buy it,
3. Stament c' ! and after saber)! clubs
an abundance /,
after school clubs to help enrich
the mind and get students in tune "' r
with the ancient arts eitheir t '
culture. some ofthose clubs include I it
Kendo. archery. caligraphy. tea a’ '
ceremony. music, ECT. in charge ofthe
As Far " the student council goes, archery club at my
they are the same " any country. elementary school which
They work together to organize means I get to make sure
activities For the school such " the the kids don' t shoot
cultural Festival and Fundraisers. arrows at one another!
schools in Japan have
outside teaching and that is
making sure that children
Become disciplined members
society who dress right and
Follow all the rules. some
schools take this to the extreme
and check you daily to make sure
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requirements. some teachers will thatt measured Mir
even patrol Fun spots in town to Ismith and let me in
make sure their students aren' t “mil Idied My Mir DECK in 3
having Fun instead studying. tight bun and put on a blazer.
I Felt very uptight that day.‘
10. /63’ super easy to team? ,; anise statments
because w smart.
It' s true that Japanese students are
very studious and are smarter than
average but that doesn' t mean that
makes them easy to teach. You have
to constantly be on top your
game to keep up with their needs "
well " the expectations eitheir i
parents. This becomes very NW I
complicated when you have it ‘I' taught it
student who is a little less than Wiggums in the Pit" thatt
perfect and parents assume that made me Feel we Miss
rtm' requst it an teach” instead of Hoover. W"?'""'"' and
admitting their child anat the best. Feel her piolet. s
11 Japanese selling ' 2' fanta' es to
awake a profit.
Let me start by saying this one is very
real. There are places where schoolgirls
and woman alike can go to sell their used
panties and vending machines that will
spit them out For some paper trail. These
shops will actually pay a good chunk
change For these used panties. Because
this puts the school' s reputation on the
line girls are caught doing this they can
be suspended or in worse cases expelled
For sexual conduct. will not sure why
peole want used panties in the First
place.... that' s nasty.
Imagine that you are walking down
the hall " happy " can be.
Everything is good and you stop to
you right up the
ass. Before you can comprehend what
happened you see a giggling kid
running around the corner.
Congratulations, you have Fallen
victim to the dreaded kancho. Kids in
Japan get it real kick out OF playing
this prank on adults.
This hasn' t happened
to me in a long time but
my ass still hurts when I
think about it...!
This depends on whom you work
with. I' worked with teachers
who loved working with me and
other Foreign teachers and I' , , _
worked with a Few who made me
sit in the corner and watch
because they couldn' t stand to
have me be on their level.
Japanese can be very proud and
sometimes do not like having to
work with people who they deem
to be inferior.
1 was once paired with a
teacher who refused to work
with me when she Found out
I was From Russia( we have a
rep For being crude). she
pretty much acted like I
didn' t exist!
14. You can make a lot -' being a
teacher because the need for speakers.
when Ifirst started I was on it
salery yen a month
which is roughly around , 265 in
American currency This all
sounds well and good until you
consider the Following.
Monthly rent: City . 000.
Rurity: 67. 370
Monthly internet bill: moon
Bertch: "w" ‘some schools you can get up
Domestic beer at a bar: 100, 000 yen but you want
Public . FABS each Wit' to make aoo. aoo to (woman
No mm” artist subject you' d have to teach at a
you' re teaching you will get a _,.
teaching salary like this.
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Many teachers don' t want their students
to see them " anything more than it no ‘at
nonsense authority Figure who Follows tss
the rules. I worked with it woman though "'
who was in tears Because her students '
saw her eating at it cafe like it normal
This varies From teacher to teacher and
most don' t mind eitheir students know
their Favorite movies or Foods. when my
students in public I don' t mind waving to tame " Chromes is
them or having them come talk to me the Dest , (
they “mm to. series ever!
Well that' s all For today
My next comp will be part
q l Japanese Fashion and
medial . k ‘if
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and In get back Amps Until Next Time!