However, with no end in sight to the escalating nuclear disasters to the south in Fukushima (making Miyagi a major radiation fallout area), it remains to be seen whether or not they will be allowed to stay. Also, feelings will probably change by the end of summer, when conditions throughout the disaster areas do not improve or even deteriorate (and that is assuming some sort of resolution to the Fukushima nuclear disasters).
JET program English teachers in Miyagi say they won't leave
Many foreign teachers have decided to stay in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the areas worst hit by the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and tsunami, despite adversities wrought by the disaster and worried families back home urging their immediate return amid radiation fears.
For some, a strong sense of attachment to their adopted communities outweighs the difficulties.
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MICOLLAC 2016 MATERIALS LINKS
1. MICOLLAC 2016 Presentation Materials: Writing Textbook Extract (Unit 6 Film Review Essay)
2. MICOLLAC 2016 Paper: Teaching Writing to Beginning-level Learners (Content of Presentation in Paper Form, with Appendix of Bonus Templates, etc.)