Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Apr 18, 2017

Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Controversy has been brewing after mention of a bakery in an elementary school ethics textbook was changed to a Japanese wagashi confectioner in response to suggestions from the education ministry that the publisher highlight “respect for tradition and culture.” Bakeries are furious and are ...

Japan's private schools fill a niche but at a cost

| Apr 17, 2017

Japan's private schools fill a niche but at a cost

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The saga of scandal-plagued, Osaka-based Moritomo Gakuen, which advocated a nationalist education, has thrown the spotlight on private educational institutions in Japan and how they are operated. While Japan’s public elementary, junior high and high schools are often praised internationally for their quality, especially ...