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I taught in the public schools in Japan from 1997 to 2000, so things have changed. At that time, kids in elementary schools weren't learning English, and instead had the occasional "lesson." I was fortunate enough to work in a very small JHS, and the teachers there valued my opinion and input. Of course, when it came to the 3rd year students, particularly after the summer months, they had to largely focus on the tests. But my kids were pretty good speakers, and passed the eiken tests -- thankfully because we didn't have to be a slave to the textbooks.
Why is the education system frowned on in Niigata? I was in Fukushima miles away from anything.