HIGASHIKAWA, Hokkaido — The country’s first public Japanese language school has employed uncertified teachers in a city seen as a model of economic revitalization through the acceptance of international students. The Higashikawa Japanese Language School in Higashikawa, a city in the center of the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, admitted
The Walt Disney Company has decided to close Disney English, a 12-year-old chain of 25 language schools in China, ending a once-promising business that at times has raised questions about education as a brand builder. The learning centers, in six cities and using Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and the
Mount Maunganui Language Center director Geoff Butler says it may have to close if the borders don’t open. Photo / Georges Novak A Bay language school may have to close as millions of dollars in revenue from fee-paying international students are lost to the national economy due to border restrictions.