Feb 9, 2016

Human pyramid guidelines to be drafted for Japanese schools

New guidelines to help prevent injuries when students take part in kumitaiso, the gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid, will be drafted by the end of March, education minister Hiroshi Hase announced Tuesday. Kumitaiso is a popular and long-running feature during sports days ...

Feb 2, 2016

English skills of Japanese students fail to meet government targets

All four English skills — reading, listening, writing and speaking — of junior high and high school students in Japan have failed to meet the government’s targets. Data released by the education ministry Tuesday showed that starting English lessons in elementary schools and classes ...