Antarctic Treaty in Japanese children’s books

We, Japan send Antarctic Research Expedition to Antarctica under Antarctic Treaty. So the treaty and its freeze of the territorial claims over Antarctica are very famous. And in Japan, we take it for natural that such children’s books like these are widely published. But I hear that it’s not in foreign countries including Europe and America. These except the web contents are usually lent in public libraries. So even very poor people have chances to learn it in Japan. (In Japan, illiteral people are very irregular, under our public education.) Continue reading

An ALT in Tanabe City copied stereotypical false accusation against Japanese education system.

Mike Rhodes(FB account) is an American living in Tanabe City, Wakayama, Japan. He is a private English teacher and he attends some extraordinary English classes for Shinjo Middle School as an Assistant Language Teacher. (He testified that he teaches English in a public middle school there. But those English-speaking teachers don’t teach English or so in ordinary classes of public schools in our education system. English-speakers can become ALTs without knowing English grammar well.) He started the argument with this. (It’s the comments on the post of Prime Minister’s Office of Japan FB page. So the emphases are put by me.) Continue reading

I uploaded the photography of Minamata Disease part of the society textbooks for 5th grade and the Nanjing Incident part of ones for 6th grade

I uploaded the photography of Minamata Disease part of the society textbooks for 5th grade and the Nanjing Incident part of ones for 6th grade to ftp://ftp.emmanuelc.dix.asia/inspected_textbooks/2010/ Those textbooks are inspected in 2010 by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The inspection of primary school textbooks this time is done in 2014, last year. It would be good to transcript those textbooks with making the album here but now I put the raw data on FTP. And I’ve deleted their EXIF information.
Those pictures mean that primary schools under Japanese public education law teach Minamata Disease and Nanjing Massacre. We, Japanese people are not against teaching the former. And we argue much about the latter. Anyway, all of us learn them. If we blindly believe our textbooks or if we take the inspection for absolute, few on the net would refute Nanjing Massacre.

Added on 29 Nov 2015
I deleted that photos from my anonymous FTP site on 26 Nov 2015. I found it problematic on copy rights…

Maren Roush vs Emmanuel Chanel

Too many Sea Shepherd and their supporters post anti-whaling words to the official English Facebook page of Prime Minister’s Office of Japan.

Maren Roush(LinkedIn/zoom info) is one of them. She says “I have a masters degree in environmental science and have worked in public health for 20 years. I just don’t understand how a nationalist mindset would lead people to pick and choose what to believe, ignoring hard science – especially when it puts their families at risk.” on Please read our “Moderation Policy”… – Prime Minister’s Office of Japan. So I crossexamined her. And she says think she will stay away, after my crossexamination. 😀 I feel that I have more to refute her, though.

* I capture all the comments of the PMO post with Pearl Crescent Page Saver on Firefox and I put their images to ftp.emmanuelc.dix.asia/facebook/Japan.PMO/ . On this entry, the most of the text is the copies of Japan.PMO_posts_771156529579336_1392906848.txt (FTP/HTTP) that I pasted the comments around 20 February also to an Open Document Text file(FTP/HTTP) and to an HTML file(FTP/HTTP).
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I fix up the links to branches of Society for History Textbook Reform(Tsukuru-kai).

Actually, on 18 Dec., one week before the second last entry, Momotarou Web Board is moved and I fixed the link on Des Liens de Emmanuel Chanel. It’s because Kidd Communications, the CGI forums rental service of the web board and we realize that late. But The Web Board for (Sakurako’s) Supporting History Textbook Reform still exists and I wonder why. And… I felt like fixed up the links to the branches on my links page.
The method is to check the links on Tsukuru-kai’s links page and I find many dead links on it, showing downhill of Tsukuru-kai‘s movement.