Modern Japanese men dogged by stoic salaryman stereotype

Dec 27, 2016

Modern Japanese men dogged by stoic salaryman stereotype

During the Showa Era (1926-1989), men were the mainstay of families, working for 40 or so years until retirement to better the lives of their wives and children. They were expected to be tough, stoic and competitive. Such masculine norms may sound increasingly outdated ...

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Japanese 15-year-olds continued to rank high among their international peers in science and mathematics, according to a global academic assessment released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, conducted in 2015, Japanese ...

Japanese students shine in English-language newspaper contest

Nov 30, 2016

Japanese students shine in English-language newspaper contest

A group of students from Soka Senior High School in Tokyo won the English Paper Champion Prize this week for their English-language newspaper featuring articles on world peace, human rights and nuclear disarmament. The first installment of the All Japan Junior and Senior High ...

Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Nov 11, 2016

Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Donald Trump’s triumph in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election has turned books and masks related to the real estate tycoon into the hottest-selling items in Japan. Rubber mask maker Ogawa Studios Inc. said Friday it received around 1,600 orders for its Trump mask in just ...