Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The advantages of a Japanese education

For the past almost year, I have been teaching English to Japanese people. I think my favorite thing I've learned is that Japanese elementary schools routinely have unicycles, and most or all kids know how to ride unicycles.


  1. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Ben, I can't remember my blogger ID. Hope this works if I just blog as an anonymous person. It makes a lot of sense to me that Japan uses unicycles. They take up half the space of bicycles and have no pollution. They also free up one's hands. If I'm remembering correctly, Japanese unicycle riders are required to be reading approved materials while stopped at intersections--which includes all classic literature and all books on science and mathematics. This explains a lot about their academic abilities. The problem, from what I hear, comes when they bow at other unicyclists in greeting. A lot of accidents. I think the government is considering having unicyclists wink as their new form of greeting. I am hopeful that this will improve the situation.

  2. Do they also take classes how to dress stylishly? The Japanese exchange students at my high school always dressed really cool.

    Please ask them and report back.

  3. rachel8:45 AM

    Ask Sara how she relates Japan and unicycles.

  4. Ben its great to have you posting again but I think I speak for eveyone when I say enough about pretend robots and pretend robot japanese unicyclists!