Masaki Okajima is Vice President of Education International and Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee of Education International. He started his career teaching in elementary schools in Ishikawa, Japan, in 1982. He joined JTU as a newly employed teacher and became an active member and union representative at the school and prefectural levels. He was elected as a member of Central Executive Committee of JTU in 2006 and as President in 2018. He also is the President of Japan Teachers’ Mutual Aid Co-operation Society.
Written by Masaki Okajima
COVID-19 is spreading worldwide, impacting children, educators, parents and, most seriously, vulnerable people. The pandemic has affected over 1.5 billion learners in 192 countries in the world. School closures affect over 91% of the world’s enrolled student population and teaching personnel. Most countries in Asia-Pacific have been taking measures to...“The impact of COVID-19 on society in the Asia-Pacific region”, by Masaki Okajima.
You might think that there is a great distance between the international trade union movement and your own union or country. But my experience as a member of the EI Executive Board has shown close links.#EI25: “Education International and member unions: weaving fabric of justice”, by Masaki Okajima