This is the sight of Mr. Fuminori Nakamura’s activities in the city of Hiroshima to eliminate the school entrance examination system in Japan. Also, he wants to establish the free-medicine and free-education society in Japan. ( Education and medicine are very costly in Japan.) Please see this homepage with a “ full-screen ” mode.
[Picture] This picture was taken in the Peace park, or “Heiwa kou-en” in Japanese,” which is located at the center of the city of Hiroshima. The building behind the bicycle is called “the atomic memorial dorm.” A couple of kilometers above this dorm, the first atomic bomb was blasted and decimated the city in the early morning on August 6th, 1945.
This picture was taken many years ago during the early stage of my activities when the bicycle stared moving smoothly without much problem. Until coming to this stage, the bicycle needed to re-design and modify several times. The flag was blown off by the gust of wind or sometimes supporting rods were bent and welding portions were pealed off. One time, I was flipped over together with the bicycle by the strong gust of wind at the entrance to a bridge, and I almost broke my arm. But, the worst part of my activities at the early stage was not relating to push my bicycle but the reaction of the people on the streets. Japan is a very much unified society. The social standards and orders are well established, and the people walk in the same direction with the same pace in the unified manner. Deviating from the standards is a kind of taboo in the Japanese society. And, here comes Nakamura pushing his crazy looking bicycle with the big flag attached at the tail and shouting “Abandon the Entrance Examinations” through the laud speakers on the streets. People thought I was a radical extremist trying to disturb the society. When I bowed to the people on a street, they just looked opposite side from me and walked away. Also, the police stopped me frequently and questioned me about my status in the city. But, I was full of energy and hope in these days.
“I will abandon the entrance examinations in Japan. I will bring the US college education system back to Japan. No more entrance examinations.
I will change Japan. I must do, and I will do…”
Picture Gallery ----- More pictures are shown in the gallery. I will add pictures in the gallery as my mission progresses in the future.
[Preliminary] This homepage is written based on my experience through the college life as a student as well as a professor in the USA. In this homepage, especially in the education field, I discuss the materials which are commonly practiced in the USA but not known at all or not recognized in the Japanese society.
The original Japanese version of my homepage consists of the following subjects:
1. The movement of abandoning the entrance examinations
2. The Japanese government Health insurance policy --- big lie
3. Renaissance in Japan
4. Tilting Japan
5. The counter measure against bearing fewer children in Japan.
8. About myself
9. The movement for the future
These subjects are contained in the corresponding sub-pages in the Japanese version of my homepage. In this English version of my homepage, I discuss mainly about the Japanese education system, and the subjects which are not related to the Japanese education system may be translated and discussed briefly.
[Introduction] Harvard University does not conduct the entrance examination. In England, Oxford University and Cambridge University do not conduct the entrance examinations either. The USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and European countries, such as England, France, Germany, none of the countries conduct entrance examinations. Only region in the world, which conducts entrance examinations, is Asia. Japan, Korea, India, China, and other countries, all conduct entrance examinations. If Japan gives up the entrance examination system and introduces the US college education system, which is by far the better system than the Japanese system, the wave will propagate throughout Asia, and Asian countries, such as Korea, India, China, will follow the trend, give up their entrance examination systems and introduce the US college education system to their countries. It is like a domino, and what I have been doing in the city of Hiroshima is to inflict the first knock to the domino in Japan. The more the people are educated, the better the society becomes. If the entire region in Asia will become the entrance examination free, then any people in the region will be able to access the higher college education just as the people in the USA can access the college education freely. And, the education level of the people in Asia will rise grossly, which will create new Asia and contribute tremendously to the world and to the mankind.
The entrance examination system is a very much deviated system. It is not an education but a competition among the youngsters in school. By the time the youngsters become adult, their minds are more or less twisted and warped from the norm. This deviated system is the root of all kinds of social problems and evils in Japan.
When I go to a convenient store, such as 7-11-store, in Japan, I see young people working with the minimum wages. There is no difference between these young people and the students of Tokyo University which is the top university in Japan. They are equally all Japanese youngsters. Only difference between the two groups of these young people is the places where they were born, rich or poor. Conducting the entrance examinations and baring the students from getting the higher college education is just insane. The college education should be opened and provided equally for anybody, rich or poor, especially for the young people who seek for the higher education.
[Picture] My classes were usually packed with students. (The class limit is 30 students.) Sometimes, I needed to take over flow of students in my classes. The picture is showing my basic computer science course for the non-science major students. These students were to become teachers, lawyers, physicians, policemen. fire-fighters, businessmen, and etc. They would become the major part of the society in the USA. They should be educated properly, and that was my motto to teach these courses in the university. In the picture, I am receiving a question from the student with his pair of grasses on.
[Discussion] The following materials are discussed in this section.
1. The entrance examination and school system in Japan
2. The US college education system
3. Renaissance in Japan