China and India Pressing Japan

Losing an Edge, Japanese Envy India’s Schools -- "While China has stirred more concern here as a political and economic challenger, India has emerged as the country to beat in a more benign rivalry over education. In part, this reflects China’s image in Japan as a cheap manufacturer and technological imitator. But India’s success in software development, Internet businesses and knowledge-intensive industries in which Japan has failed to make inroads has set off more than a tinge of envy." -- New York Times

Very interesting article about many Japanese coming to grips with the reality that China and India are moving much, much faster, and leaving Japan behind. To compete in the future -- a global future -- Japanese education will have to change rather significantly. This piece focuses on Indian education techniques in Japan. English, computers, math, and science are big parts of it, too. Japan is absolutely a country that loves fads. But I hope this is not a fad. The more diversity and global awareness here the better.
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Jim,
"Happy 'Genjitsu' from here in the States!"
Regarding Japan, as recently stated to an associate -
"Historically speaking, it required a period of sixty (60) years for 'Rising Sun' natives to acquire knowledge, create then vend 'bleeding edge' wares whereas their neighbors (with massive GLOBAL investment and technologies) required only twenty (20) 'autumns'."
Simply, CHINA is fast becoming the center of ASIA with ALL others admonished, non-equal partners or 'satellite' nations.
One could surmise, after almost six (6) thousand years of existence, CHINA has acquired a modicum of 'worldly' knowledge.
Business 101- "CHINA is teaching our GLOBE about economic - military supremacy, be advised they trust only their abacus!"

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