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Makin' Up Don' Have to Be Hard to Do

   While many Japanese universities have strict rules about how many lessons must be taught each semester, little is said about the quality and or relevance of those lessons. So, when forced to make up lessons last Saturday for a school day that I will miss due to an up-coming trip, I gave the students a choice between having a regular lesson or the following: going bowling, karaoke, or watching a movie. Had it been summer, I would have also included the popular option of going to the beach which is a short walk away from campus. 

   It was unanimous: the kids wanted to go bowling. 

   "The Dude abides."


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