Jul 27, 2015

School personnel work at least 10 hours a day: survey

School personnel working at elementary or junior high schools spend 10 to 13 hours at school per day on average, with an extra two hours of work at home, an education ministry survey revealed Monday. The ministry called on boards of education to streamline ...

May 26, 2015

Tokyo teachers win damages for anthem punishment

The Tokyo District Court has awarded hundreds of millions of yen in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the national anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education. The court ruled Monday that the ...

Mar 12, 2015

Yokohama teacher used PC to show documentary, got porn instead

A schoolteacher in Yokohama accidentally showed porn images stored in his personal computer to his students during a recent class intended to show the wonders of the universe, according to the Yokohama Board of Education. The teacher, who was not named and was described ...

Feb 10, 2015

Junior high teacher shows students image of hostage's body

A teacher at a municipal junior high school in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture, showed his classes an image of a body believed to be that of journalist Kenji Goto, who was purportedly killed by the Islamic State militant group. During social studies classes on Feb. ...