Feb 20, 2017

All of Japan's big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway ...

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

Dec 5, 2016

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

The education ministry plans to make university students training to become teachers take classes on how to respond to safety threats at schools. The initiative to make the safety classes a mandatory course partly reflects the Okawa Elementary School tsunami deaths in Ishinomaki, Miyagi ...

Oct 13, 2016

South Korean fathers jailed for raping children's teacher

A South Korean court on Thursday handed down prison sentences of up to 18 years to three men who raped their children’s teacher in a case that shocked the country. The Mokpo district jailed the three for 12, 13 and 18 years for raping ...