South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

Jun 20, 2016

South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

In one college major at Seoul’s elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders. The Cyber Defense curriculum, funded by the Defense Ministry, trains young keyboard warriors who get a free education in ...

Jun 18, 2016

The need for more scholarships

The ruling and opposition parties must follow through on their promises to increase university scholarships and prevent more students from having to take out crippling loans.

LGBT support grows among Japan schools

Jun 15, 2016

LGBT support grows among Japan schools

by

Standing before about 140 high school students, Subaru Yamashita describes how he is physically and emotionally male and that he is attracted to men. “There is more than just male or female when it comes to a person’s physical and mental genders, and what ...

Jun 13, 2016

Cloistered nun gets PhD in rocket engines

A nun in India has received a PhD for her study of scramjet engines, devices that can be used in space craft, news reports said. Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face, 32, is a member of a Carmelite community in the city of Pune, ...

Sweet times at Tokyo's monster cafe

| Jun 11, 2016

Sweet times at Tokyo's monster cafe

by

Maybe it is Nasty’s electric blue hair, cascading in braids around her doll-like face. Perhaps it is the gothic-style black lipstick of her friend Candy. Or the surreal fabric limbs sewn onto the dress of lilac-haired Baby. Whatever the reason, my 1-year-old daughter stares ...

Compulsory nine-year school system kicks off in Japan

Jun 10, 2016

Compulsory nine-year school system kicks off in Japan

A new nine-year compulsory schooling system has kicked off in Japan, aiming to resolve problems such as bullying and truancy that have been attributed to the conventional six- and three-year division of education. Compulsory education has normally been divided into six years of elementary ...