Nov 21, 2014

Gunma University fires professor for verbal harassment

Gunma University has fired a professor at its medical school for verbally harassing his staff, including by telling a women she was not allowed to have children. The unnamed professor, who is in his 40s, was sacked for making comments construed as “power harassment” ...

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Oct 30, 2014

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn’t have time to waste meeting a military-led government’s idea of what makes a good Thai. The generals who led a coup in May have prioritized school reforms to inculcate a ...

| Oct 26, 2014

The world still needs to learn Japanese

For the attention of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren): I have previously addressed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in this forum about the necessity for Japan to internationalize further, especially by developing English skills. However, at the same time, I believe the world also needs ...

Oct 21, 2014

Ministry advised to add moral education to official curriculum

The Central Council for Education has advised education minister Hakubun Shimomura to add moral education to the official curriculum of elementary and junior high schools, as urged by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The panel also recommended to Shimomura on Tuesday that the ministry introduce ...