Tag Archives: Japan

Tuesday

Extra education people pay for

It seems possible, as a minimum, that the supplementary private education that students have in Japan is one of the reasons that Japan does well in international assessments of standards. There was an article about these schools, the Juku, in … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Education
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Monday

Esping-Andersen and his three worlds of welfare capitalism

One of the most influential writers on welfare states is Gosta Esping-Andersen. Back in 1989, he wrote a book called The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism in which he categorised welfare states into three kinds.  When I first heard about … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in General, Parenting, Unemployment, Welfare benefits
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Wednesday

The unfamiliar world of Japanese healthcare

Notes on a talk by Professor Kiyoshi Morita Director of Okayama University Hospital Speaking at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation 14/6/11. He said that Japan had an insurance-based healthcare service and everyone was covered. 70% of the provision is private. (It … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Healthcare and the NHS, Waste in public services
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Thursday

In Japan, hard work and the parents are important in education. Maybe we should try these things.

The reputation of Japanese education has taken a bit of a tumble. It was regarded in the 1980s as being a model to follow. This was because the Japanese economy was doing so astonishingly well that people around the world … Continue reading

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Friday

Japan has an old-fashioned contributions-based welfare system. It works pretty well but it is probably moving towards a worse model

Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation 7/4/11. Session on work and pensions in the UK and Japan. Talk by Soichiro Sasago, First Secretary and the Embassy of Japan in London Significant points I took away from his talk: Minimal income support. The … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Reform, Welfare benefits
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Monday

Why are there so few Japanese unmarried mothers?

Yoshiko found she was pregnant and talked to her live-in lover about what they should do. His attitude was not exactly out of the P.C. book of ‘The Right Things To Say When Your Girlfriend Says She Is Pregnant’. He … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Parenting, Welfare benefits
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