Quote Japan

Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Archive for October, 2010

Japanese cover teachers Quote of the Day

“When a teacher is sick in Japan, the school does not provide a substitute. ‘If a teacher is away, then the children work on handouts and homework… With the first- and second-graders, we would be a bit concerned, so we’d have a teacher look in on them from time to time. But with the older kids, they study quietly.’ Of course… ‘if a teacher is gone for a month or more, we would want to get a substitute.'”

Thunder from the East pages 182-183


insipidly elegant toy food

Japanese food, according to Simon Winchester in “Korea A Walk Through the Land of Miracles”