Tone it down, don't upstage the graduate

| Mar 16, 2014

Tone it down, don't upstage the graduate

Spring is just around the corner, and for teachers and parents with kids who are moving on to the next stage in the Japanese education system, that means graduation season. MH has a question about appropriate attire for the big occasion: My kid is ...

All's fair when it comes to NHK's fare

| Feb 16, 2014

All's fair when it comes to NHK's fare

In a country where TV fare typically involves panels of posturing personalities oohing and aahing over each other’s exploits, Japan’s two national NHK channels are a welcome beacon of quality programming. In the past, NHK was often one of the few ways to watch ...

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

Feb 2, 2014

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

College preparation for bicultural young adults may include seeking out international as well as domestic opportunities. Some youngsters, however, are heading abroad much sooner — for high school or junior high school. The Japan Times spoke with 13 families whose children were all educated ...