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Nova:'s Sucking Chest Wound

The writing is on the wall. G.communication's attempts at reviving Nova's corpse have been an unmitigated disaster. The Yukan Fuji writes that Nova is turning out to be a sucking chest wound that threatens to take down the entire G.communication group. As the article points out, G.communication has lost at least ¥1.7 billion since taking over Nova. Here's a translation of the article.


METI's Complicity

The Mainichi Shimbun has an article looking back on METI's role in Nova's failure. Here's a translation of the article.


March Madness: Making the Old Nova Look Good

So far, it appears that g.communication has botched the rebirth of Nova. No matter how much lipstick they try and put on it, neo-Nova still looks like a pig. I did a little digging in the forums and came up with a few choice nuggets from ex_sensei that illustrate how bad things are going for The picture he paints makes the old Nova look good by comparison.


General Union Demonstrates in Front of G.communication

The union was at it again today, hounding g.communication over its refusal to rehire former Nova employees.


Get in on the Ground Floor!

In addition to the "hiring drive" for new instructors, recently announced that franchises for its neo-Nova schools are now on sale.

Here's the announcement: Starts Hiring Part-Timers is on a "hiring drive" and is looking for monkeys instructors to work for peanuts. According to the website, they are looking to hire 20 part-time instructors.

Here it is in case it disappears in the future:

Yano Research Institute Survey on the Impact of the Collapse of Nova

After a look at the declining fortunes of the foreign language market, the Yano Research Institute has published a the results of its survey [PDF in Japanese] on the impact Nova's failure had on the foreign language sector in Japan.


Communication Breakdown

In comments in the Nova Instructors Finally Paid blog, a few instructors have noticed that their backpay forms have been sent to the wrong address even after they had sent faxes to the trustees' office. An instructor emailed me to say:



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