School aims to create 'Asian leaders'

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    Mark_McCracken

    "Asia is already at the centre of the world's economy"

    Not really.

    International Monetary Fund data.Nominal GDP by continent (2010) ($US Millions)

    1 Europe 18,775,170

    2 North America 17,387,297

    3 Asia 12,245,250

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    edojin

    It's interesting that she plans a university with what she sees as a more “Asian” way of thinking. Yet all the classes will be in English, which means a Western world way of viewing things. Wonder if the Chinese language wouldn't be a bit better as China is now the No. 2 economic power in the world and things are moving in China's direction here in Asia.

    The article above doesn't say if it is a two-year course or a four-year course ... mentioning only that the summer course is for a 10-day period. How much can a person learn in 10 days if they are to be a country's "leader" in the future?

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    realmind

    Asia has the half of the world population and definitely the pole is shifting from West to East. Japan need trainers train the trainers. This is what is lacking in this country.

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    cramp

    be prepared to be brainwashed by the sponsors

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    AU_user_since_1998

    Since a decade ago, newly hired women employees make coffee or tea twice a day to the section/department head (bucho), president (sha-cho) and for yakuin (directors).

    But 20 years to 40 years ago, all male employees (even those under-performer worker-A/B category) will be given tea or coffee by women employees, specially those newly-hired ones.

    This stereo-type of men superiority even in the company, treating women as second-class citizen is almost present to most ASIAN COMPANIES. This is BAD, really bad attitude. This is the hindrance to progress. ASIAN schools should copy WESTERN CULTURE that women are not inferior in all aspects. Women sometimes are even more intelligent than men. Women are not just for making ocha and ko-hi-.

    The ASIAN schools should properly teach and indoctrinate that sometimes, or most of the time, THE BEST MAN for the job IS A WOMAN.

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    Shuami

    It's interesting that she plans a university with what she sees as a more “Asian” way of thinking. Yet all the classes will be in English, which means a Western world way of viewing things. Wonder if the Chinese language wouldn't be a bit better as China is now the No. 2 economic power in the world and things are moving in China's direction here in Asia

    English is an international language--that's a simple fact. The choice of the language for instruction does not have to be in conflict with its intended teaching of "asian way of thinking".

    .

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    Jaymann

    And yet this "Asian" style of leadership (purportedly: harmony and consensus; so not say, cronyism, nepotism, leaders based on age instead of ability?) is to be taught in English? Presumably the structure and construction of the language won't affect these Asian ideals? Why not teach the classes in Asia's most important language... Mandarin Chinese?

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    Homeschooler

    It sounds like just another money-making proposition masquerading as a school. No education is going to be free from the political or philosophical bias of its teachers, however educating with the goal of producing "Asian style" thinking, instead of academic rigor and logical thought is particularly odious.

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