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TBS correspondent in Australia, Hiroki Iijima, is covering the GEOS school closures and would like to hear from you.

Help him out. Contact him at: 0419 432 758 (mobile phone in Australia) or email hiroki [at] mcmstv.com.au.

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Hi to all. I left a message on "Japan News Today" about the absolute mess left by GEOS in Australia. This company is NOT to be trusted. The directors are in denial, and are lying about the health of the company. Please make plans to protect yourself and family from the almost certain demise of this company. The withdrawl of funds from the Australian operation was a deliberate and calculated excercise that left the Australian colleges in an insolvent position. The parent office in Japn appears to be in '"crisis mode '' and incapable of making rational decisions.

It's an absolute disgrace that GEOS Japan was able to help itself to the money in the Australian operations' coffers. Surely you would have thought, in this day and age, there'd be some safeguards to protect customers' money, and make sure that it's used only for the purpose that it was meant for, in this case, tuition and homestays at GEOS in Australia. Let's hope the administrators are onto this as soon as, and GEOS gets its just desserts.

The fall of the mighty GEOS doesn'T appear to be making much of a splash in the press. If the story is covered in the Australian press, GEOS is not usually in the title. "University", "Students", "Colleges to close"! or something like makes an appearance, but not usually GEOS.

I think Mr. K paid off the media. He used the money he siphoned off of the Australian Schools. It is all about him...after all, right?

I am wondering what the directors of the 8 GEOS schools in Australia have to say, either for or against GEOS, for they are the ones who sent the money from the school's bank accounts to Japan.... or was it only Dave who had the power to do so?

There is only 3 directors of all eight companies, one being mr kusinoki and the other two are Australians are there both uncontactable, surprise surprise. There is reports that Mr K is in Australia, but I think that's bullshit and that's just what he's telling Japanese media, so it looks like he cares about what's happening in Australia. And yes it was Dave who sent the money under instruction and pressure from mr K ockhead.

They were never capable of making rational decisions, look out for the impending tsunami.

Can someone just track him down and get him in front of the media!!
he cant even wipe his own ass, let alone save his own ass

As an ex GEOS employee I must say that it is with great relief that I read of the fall of this so called school. I understand that many people will lose their jobs but I belive that they will be much better off outside this rotten to the core company. I have seen first hand how the staff are treated and the messed up policies of this company. To call it a school would be an insult to real English schools.

There is only one thing to do with a rabid dog and that is shoot it in the head.

Captain Howdy at 20.47 - what has fallen? NZ North America and Europe and Japan are still open and staff cling to the hope of survival. It is still possible that somehow the banks or the Japanese government might forward more money. You need to put information in this blog - some specific examples if you want to influence other people away from this rabid dog

GEOS is coming back. I don't care what any of you haters say: Unless you have solid evidence that GEOS Japan is in trouble - then put up or shut up!

GEOS - The place where Intercultural Communication becomes reality, and where dreams come true.

1. GEOS Japanese staff and GEOS managers in Japan were paid late, I believe, last August and September.

2. It appears that money from GEOS Australia was diverted, according to media reports, to support operations overseas. I'd take that to mean Japan.

3. Kusunoki has acted in a deceitful way before, been charged for tax evasion, and for taking undeclared income for his own personal use.

4. GEOS is rubbish, with an untrained "teaching" staff, and poor management procedures.

I think these are fairly substantial reasons why GEOS Japan is in trouble. I can post you links to the above if you want.

GEOS is coming back. I don't care what any of you haters say: Unless you have solid evidence that GEOS Japan is in trouble - then put up or shut up!

GEOS - The place where Intercultural Communication becomes reality, and where dreams come true.

Are you serious? The last staunch GEOS defender here was in fact just having a laugh. Anyway, I find it interesting that GEOS appears to have ditched its campaign featuring posters with Dreamworks characters on them and replaced them with posters with smiley faces that even I could have drawn. Perhaps the licensing deal was costing too much and attracting too few new students?

The Directors are criminal, they should be tracked down and put behind bars for the mess they caused in Australia. Two of them are in Australia ! And where has Dave the Director based in Brisbane dissappeared to??? Run and hid now???????????

The shadowy Foreigner behind slacker propaganda site Letsjapan is being sought for Questioning by the Kansai Trading Places Standards Board of Education, for repeatly convincing gullible Eikaiwa Teachers that the industry would implode.

"I'm so angry", says Canadian Ex Geos Teacher Brian Laughayette. "This Shawn character has repeatedly implied that several Eikawa - Geos, Berrlitz, GABa and others were about to go to to the wall, so I ledft my teaching job in those companies, and went back to my home in Saint Sallive, Newfoundland, only to find out that the schools continued in business. Shawn's lies have cost me a fortune in plane tickets".

The man behind LetsJapan, Shawn Yawn, was yesterday unavailable for comment

LOL ! Saint Sallive ? I would much rather be a Cultural Ambassador for a major Japanese Corporation, than be stuck in Saint Sallive. Ignore the haters. This place if fun ! LOL ! And guess what? They call me Sensie ! Who would have thought ! Me, lil ole me, a sensei ! In Japan, and Cultural Ambassador, crunch taboot ! LOL !

Ex Eikaiwa Drone Website Fraudster sought by Police
The shadowy Foreigner behind slacker propaganda site Letsjapan is being sought for Questioning by the Kansai Trading Places Standards Board of Education...

...The man behind LetsJapan, Shawn Yawn, was yesterday unavailable for comment

If I were you I'd seriously be hoping GEOS doesn't fold and leave you out of a job, because based on that evidence you're probably doing better as a GEOS teacher than you would be as a comedian.

Dear Mr (Never had Se)X

I think I'm funny, and that's all that counts. I typed that in about fifteen seconds. Thankyou for taking the time to come online and bitch, because it adds to the amusement.

Thanks too, Lady, Lady Love Sensei. Obviously you are one of the people who are are smart enough NOT to take the whole Eikawa "debate", or this site, and the Mr X's of this world very seriously. Pity we can't say the same for Mr X. Sad, sad man.

Just GEOS trolls, in the Tokyo Office, damaging LJ. Hey, - go away and play with Mr K.

I was only at Geos for ONE month. Then I bailed and went... to Nova.

Not the smartest move I know, but I did seven years at Nova, and, despite its many faults, I enjoyed rolling in there every day - it was a great laugh. But I'm certainly not a pro Geos troll - your assumption is a mile off. Can't stand Geos. I have absolutely NOTHING positive to say about it.

My point (and original, side splittingly hilarious joke) referred to the fact that most people who use this site are just standing around waiting for Eikaiwa to implode. Universal laws ensure that sooner or later they will, but the truly hilarious thing is that when they do, people will say "Hooray, told you so!".

And if you don't get what I mean, then OK, then, I'm a troll. And you're great.

Dear Mr (Never had Se)X

And you have? With someone other than yourself?

Obviously you are one of the people who are are smart enough NOT to take the whole Eikawa "debate", or this site, and the Mr X's of this world very seriously. Pity we can't say the same for Mr X. Sad, sad man.

So you're better than everyone else on this site and eikaiwa isn't worth discussing seriously, and yet you still seem to have a need to keep checking this site and posting "hilarious" off-topic witticisms instead of doing whatever you might think is more worthwhile. So I'd say that makes you a troll.

Hey Fartsy, you're the man man, no, I mean, you are THE man.

You're such a man, I'm gonna call you The Man from now on man.

It amuses me too the way people come on this site carping at each other man, either about how bad eikaiwa is, or how it should be cleaned up. Or else carping at the carpers for carping about eikaiwa, and thinking they're above it all.

It's so funny that people even sign up on here and read this site. It's hilarious man. Put it there cowboy!

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