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- Thursday, July 1, 2004 (Day1) -
  Lecture Sessions in Tokyo  

(Comments by Patricia Phillips, 2004 Fellow, on July 1, 2004)

Today we heard a lecture about reform being made throughout the Japanese Education System. The type of education needed to be successful in a global workplace that is changing, and therefore, the "entrance exams" and what they test is under review. In some cases, less emphasis is being placed on the exam. A move to acquiring skills which produce an independent thinker and creative worker is underway.
Lecture Sessions in Tokyo
(Comments by Keith Samuelson, 2004 Fellow, on July 1, 2004)
One is immediately overwhelmed by the politeness and attention to detail which permeates the Japanese culture. Personally, I am most impressed and deeply humbled by their attitude towards learning. Most countries would hold themselves us as models if their educational systems were anywhere as efficient as the Japanese.

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  The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) is a private, non-profit organization that works in cooperation with Nippon Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) to foster better understanding of the goals and the role of business in a free society.    

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