The management of Nova, however, said it “does not plan to remove the ban as it has been set in order to protect both the teachers and students from trouble as they do not know each other’s cultures and customs.” (Kyodo News) Please stay posted for more information about how the union will now proceed. It took over a year to get this ruling, but it was well worth the wait. If you’re interested in fighting NOVA’s socialization policy, now is the time to join the union. Also, if you’ve ever been fired for socializing, please contact us at 06-6352-9619. More soon.