Aug 24, 2014

U.K. Muslims lash out at 'jihadi cool' after beheading

A British Muslim leader has called for action to tackle a jihadi subculture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley in Syria. In Washington, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department had opened a criminal ...

Aug 23, 2014

Yoyogi Seminar to close 75% of its cram schools across Japan

Yoyogi Seminar, a major operator of “yobiko” cram schools for high school students and graduates prepping for university entrance exams, will close 20 of its 27 schools nationwide next spring to streamline operations amid Japan’s declining birthrate, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday. ...

Aug 20, 2014

Japan securities industry trying to attract youth for NISA

The securities industry is stepping up financial education for young people to promote the NISA small-lot, tax-free investment program introduced in January. The moves are intended to attract newbie investors and future customers. The Japan Securities Dealers Association plans to utilize Saturday classes at ...

Aug 15, 2014

Teacher in Shizuoka reportedly urged student to commit suicide

A teacher at an elementary school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, is facing discipline for abusive treatment of one of his pupils that allegedly included urging him to commit suicide. The 41-year-old teacher allegedly told his second-grade student on July 17, “Do you have (a ...

Aug 13, 2014

Todai project aims to find future Thomas Edisons of Japan

The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and the Nippon Foundation will launch a project to find highly talented children who refuse to go to school and to educate them as future leaders. The project aims to discover human resources ...