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18 апреля 2016, 00:35

Quote of the Day › Delivery people who visit elderly people’s houses on a daily basis often notice unusual situations.

A spokesperson for Benesse Palette which delivers bento mainly to elderly people’s homes in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward. Delivery workers keep an eye out for accumulation of newspapers and mail, or if their customers fail to answer the door in an effort to help prevent elderly people from dying solitary deaths.…

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24 ноября 2015, 00:50

National › Babies crawl and bawl to finish line in race

More than 600 babies in Japan wriggled to the finish line on their hands and knees in the world's largest crawling competition on Monday. Japanese publisher Benesse organised the one-day event at a shopping mall in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, inviting infants aged between six months and one year and…

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29 января 2015, 10:06

National › 1,789 file Y100 mil damages suit against Benesse over data leak

Lawyers representing 1,789 customers of educational services company Benesse filed a 100 million yen suit for damages against the firm on Thursday over a data leak that affected more than 20 million people last year. One of the lawyers told reporters outside the Tokyo District Court that the massive data…

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10 апреля 2013, 15:02

Dr.Web для Android на японских учебных планшетах Challenge Tablet

Компания «Доктор Веб» сообщает о том, что Dr.Web для Android с апреля 2013 года предустановлен на японские учебные планшеты Challenge Tablet. Производитель этих устройств — компания Benesse Corporation — приобрела комплексную OEM-лицензию на Dr.Web для Android.  В рамках сотрудничества российской компании «Доктор Веб» – производителя антивирусных средств защиты информации – с японской корпорацией Benesse Corporation была достигнута договоренность о предустановке программного продукта Dr.Web для Android на популярные планшеты Challenge Tablet. С апреля 2013 года, начала нового учебного года в Японии, эти планшеты используются учащимися средних школ в качестве дополнительных учебных материалов на курсах дистанционного обучения, проводимых компанией Benesse Corporation.

03 января 2013, 20:05

Language-teaching firms: Linguists online

THE teacher who corrects your correspondent’s awful Mandarin is soft-spoken, authoritative and far away. Thanks to Skype, you can have face-to-face lessons with native speakers of more or less any language without stirring from your chair. Technology may one day make language-learning redundant (see article); meanwhile, it makes it easier.Language-teaching companies are slowly embracing technology. Berlitz is the biggest. Founded in 1878, its method is simple: seat no more than four or five students with a teacher who will utter not a word of their native tongue. Berlitz can also group learners with a specific need: tourists, say, or energy executives.The company is a bit of a digital dawdler. Most of its smartphone apps are repurposed versions of its old books. (Berlitz has sold its publishing business.) Its web lessons are a useful supplement to the classroom, but somewhat clunky. The company is focused on what has always been its strength: personal teaching. Berlitz does not say how much profit it makes; a decade ago it was swallowed by Benesse, a Japanese education company, and its results are no longer published separately. In any case, it is hungry: Berlitz hopes to triple in size by 2018, says...