symbol.gif  Mission Statement   Soko Gakuen Japanese Language School (Rev. 2007)    少欲知足

Soko Gakuen Japanese Language School (nonprofit), an affiliated organization (i.e., an integrated auxiliary) of the Buddhist Church of  San Francisco, has been providing Japanese language instruction with integrity to the community since 1915. The school is devoted to teaching the Japanese language and culture to the people in the community. The school is devoted to the conveyance of Japanese traditions, Buddhist teachings and principles. Soko Gakuen insists on a high standard of conduct by its faculty and students, and is committed to excellence. The school provides opportunities for everyone to learn the Japanese language at reasonable rates.  Profit-oriented principle shall not overshadow the school’s guiding principles.

Take a close look at the sites: Craigslist, Jim Breen, Soko Gakuen, etc. What do they share in common?  You'd think you'd stepped into a time machine that has shot you back to the Web's pre-commercial days?  Mosaic, NCSA, Marc Andreessen? There are no fancy graphics. No flashy animation. No banner ads. There's hardly even color. It has all the appeal of an elementary school mimeograph. And that's by design. Stay true to its original "populist values” that draw people together. Online communities change over time. Simple and fast is good, Craig Newmark agrees, because it makes the site easy to use. This practice will help people make life easy. And provide a culture of trust, one that's very useful and very effective. "Ostentation and ornamentation are disdained as vulgar, and simplicity and understatement considered as signs of sophistication (Zen)." Think why people use Twitter?  Prajna. 円融三諦

  "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned." - Mark Twain

   欲深き人の心と降る雪は積もるにつけて道を失う。- 高橋泥舟