Students experience dementia via virtual reality

Nov 29, 2016

Students experience dementia via virtual reality

What does it feel like to forget where you are and why you’re at a place — in other words, what is it like to experience the symptoms of dementia? Silver Wood Corp., operator of a housing complex for elderly people, has developed a ...

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

Nov 10, 2016

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

A small town is hoping that teaching English to its young people will get it noticed, attracting a few of the many foreign tourists on their way to Osaka via the neighboring international airport. Elementary and junior high school students in Tadaoka, Osaka Prefecture, ...

Department store closures mark end of an era

Sep 28, 2016

Department store closures mark end of an era

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On a recent weekday morning, the Sogo department store in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, is unusually crowded with shoppers flocking to a closing down sale before it shuts its doors for good on Friday. Many stop to take pictures of a sign at the entrance ...

Chiba whiz kid youngest yet to clinch college-level math exam

Jul 20, 2016

Chiba whiz kid youngest yet to clinch college-level math exam

Thirteen-year-old student Hibiki Sugawara is counting his blessings after becoming the youngest person to pass a college-level mathematics proficiency test. “I was really happy when I found out that I passed it because I wasn’t so sure if I got some questions right,” Hibiki, ...