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Q & A on Homeschooling in Japan — Part 2
KnoK NEWS e-newsletter
2000

Greetings again, everyone! We’re already a month into the new school year here in Japan — the first school year of the new millennium — and along with it, no doubt, a slew of more news stories to appear in the media about how schools appear to be failing Japanese children.

But for us homelearners in Japan, there is a bit of good news of a different kind: One year ago this very day, a family in the global homelearning community was featured in a prominent news story on child-raising that was published in a major daily newspaper in Japan’s capital city. And guess what: The story even turned out to be respectful of, and open to, homelearning as an alternative to school.

This edition of KnoK NEWS has turned out to be a double feature, so our report this time is being sent in two separate sections: In the first section, we look at the Tokyo Shimbun coverage. In the second section, we wrap up our two-part “Q & A on Homeschooling in Japan” by a respected Japanese homelearning advocate and parent.

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• Index of Past Essays •

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CONCERT WAKES UP KANSAI | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Tokyo newsletter

1989

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Kaffir Boy in America’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Tokyo newsletter

1989

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APARTHEID IS HERE TO STAY UNDER DE KLERK’S ‘NEW ERA’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1989

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AN INTERVIEW WITH… VUSI KHUMALO | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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MANDELA IN JAPAN | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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AFTER MANDELA | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1991

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1997

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HIGH DRAMA OF INJUSTICE IN KABUTOYAMA CASE  | Asahi Evening News (unpublished)

1998

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SAYONARA, SCHOOL…HELLO, HOME LEARNING | Live & Learn newsletter

1999

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Q & A ON HOMESCHOOLING IN JAPAN — Part 1 | KnoK NEWS e-newsletter

2000

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COMPASSION  | Kansai Time Out magazine

2001

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WHO WAS MAKIGUCHI?  | The Education Revolution magazine

2002

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IRAQ WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL HELD IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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IRAQIS TESTIFY AT WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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AN APPEAL FOR ARTICLE 9  | Independent Media Center

2005

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AMERICA’S ‘PEACE SOLDIERS’  | アメリカの市民生活』

2005

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「愛国心」に隠されているもの | 条連ニュース

2006

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憲法9条に向けたアピール | 条連 近畿 10年の歩み』

2006

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THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS LEFT | (unpublished)

2008

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WAR IN IRAQ — ‘We Don’t Do Body Counts’  | Days International (unpublished)

2011

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「空飛ぶ恥」オスプレイ | 条連ニュース

2013

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ONE SIMPLE BREATH ・ 最期のひと息 | A Voice for Animals newsletter

2015

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