JAPAN-BRAZIL: Joint distance teacher training course

A long-distance teacher training programme for Brazilian residents in Japan has been launched, reports The Mainichi Daily. Tokai University and Brazil's Federal University of Mato Grosso jointly initiated the course to promote the acquisition of teaching certificates among teachers at the more than 80 Brazilian schools in Japan.

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, there are around 300,000 Brazilians living in Japan today, including many Japanese-Brazilians, making them the third largest ethnic minority following Chinese and Koreans.

During the correspondence course, students will attend six seminars to be held annually in six cities, including the Shizuoka Prefecture city of Hamamatsu and the Gunma Prefecture city of Ota - both of which have a large Brazilian population due to the cities' manufacturing industry.
Full report on The Mainichi Daily site