This week I go over the biggest scandal in the history of English education in Japan. The 2007 Downfall of NOVA. So why did it happen? How were the teachers, students and managers affected? Isn’t NOVA still around? (Yes they are and everything is well!) All these questions and more answered this week. Easily the most researched show I’ve ever done. Enjoooy.
- Transpacificradio’s interview with NOVA teachers (Wayback Machine) (Audio Version)
- “It may be ova for NOVA” (Black Otaku)
- “Stranded foreign teachers left penniless after Nova’s fall” (Japan Today via Wayback Machine)
- “NOVA: The Dumbest Guys in the Room” (Facts, Failures and Frauds)
- Cover Story: Nova fallout (asahi.com via Wayback Machine)
- “Things to know if your employer is on verge of bankruptcy” (Japan Today)
- The Cooling Off System (National Consumer Affairs Center of JAPAN)
- “Nova unable to pay its employees” (Check the comments! – Global Voices)
- “A Castle Built on Sand” (Let’s Japan via Wayback Machine)
- Nova dealt penalty for deception (Japan Times)
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