2018.06.17 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We began with a discussion of the Trump/Kim Summit.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We discussed the career and unexpected death of fashion designer Kate Spade.

15:00~15:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read a NY Times article on the Trump/Kim Summit, then discussed the topic.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We reviewed vocabulary and grammar usage for Business English.

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2018.06.10 Sunday: Free-talk, Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We talked about whether anyone had experienced a dangerous situation in Japan. Surprisingly, several students had!

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We read a short article and discussed travel to Hawaii.

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on the shortage of truck drivers in the USA, and how this problem compares to the current situation in Japan.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 Students)

We studied business vocabulary and grammar usage and did several exercises.

2018.06.03 Free Talk &Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We enjoyed some relaxed free talking.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We read an article on Horse Therapy and discussed the healing power of animals.

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on the Trump/Kim Summit and discussed the topic.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read a case study on Kidselebration, an American toy company. Then we discussed their business strategy and its strengths and weaknesses.

2018.05.27 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (1 Student)

We discussed the volcanic eruption in Hawaii and whether it will continue to get worse.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (0 Students)

No students joined the second session today.

15:00~15:50 Business English (4 Students)

We read a case study on the Levi Strauss & Co. in the USA.

16:00~16:50 Business English (4 Students)

We discussed the business strategy of Levi Strauss &Co. and then compared it to other clothing makers in Japan and Europe.

2018.05.20 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~1:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We began with a discussion of Smartphone use by teenagers and the potential dangers for society.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We talked about the British Royal Wedding and whether or not Prince Harry and Princess Meghan will have a happy life together.

15:00~15:50 Business English (5 Students)

We read and discussed a case study of Stew Leonard and his business success story in the USA. Students were asked to identify Japanese companies with a similar history.

16:00~16:50 Business English (5 Students)

We read an article on childhood obesity in the UK and whether or not the London ban on advertising for fast food will be effective.

2018.05.13 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We began today with a discussion of minor health problems and what can be done to feel better. Some very helpful suggestions from everyone!

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We discussed Animal Rights and whether there ought to be more protection for the mistreatment of animals. Once again, a lot of interesting opinions were expressed.

15:00~15:50 Business English (1 Student)

We read a case study of an American company trying to decide whether to outsource production to Brazil or Argentina, after weighing the pros and cons of each country.

16:00~16:50 Business English (1 Student)

We read an article on the current economic crisis in Venezuela, and what can possibly be done to help the huge number of refugees fleeing to Brazil and other countries.

2018.05.06 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 students)

We began the day with an article and discussion on the volcanic eruptions on Hawaii. Several students talked about their memories of travel to Hawaii.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 students)

We discussed the huge increase in foreign tourists visiting Japan, and whether this is a good trend or not.

15:00~15:50 Business English (1 student)

We read a case study on Johnson & Johnson Co. and their handling of the Tylenol crisis several years ago.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 students)

We read and discussed an article on the U.S. job market and the desperate need for workers that some companies are experiencing.

2018.04.29 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We began with good news / bad news – fortunately everyone had good news today!

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We read an article on IKEA furniture and discussed the topic.

15:00~15:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read an article on Amazon and its business strategy in India. Then we discussed the topic and whether it will be successful.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read a case study on Ben and Jerry`s Ice Cream, and their approach to business and social responsibility. A very interesting discussion followed.

2018.04.22 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 students)

We began with an article and then discussion about Ohtani-san, the Japanese baseball start in the USA.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (4 students)

We discussed the pros and cons of being able to genetically engineer your baby – choosing eye color, hair color, etc. Some very interesting opinions were expressed!

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 students)

We read a business case study of Boeing vs. Airbus, and whether government industrial policy is a good thing for certain industries.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 students)

We read an article on insect protein as a new food source for the future.

2018.04.15 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We started today with a discussion of the Sugar Tax in the U.K. Would this be a good idea in Japan?

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We discussed the passing of Anime Legend Isao Takahata. He will greatly missed!

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read a case study about Perdue Farms, an American food company.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 Students)

We discussed the effectiveness of advertising campaigns in Japanese business.