Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

Sep 23, 2016

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

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The rising popularity of rugby in Japan is having spinoff effects for the nation’s relationship with New Zealand as students increasingly choose to study in the rugby stronghold. After the Brave Blossoms’ historic victory against South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in ...

Sep 15, 2016

Japan ranks second-lowest in education spending among OECD countries

Japan’s public spending on education ranked the second-lowest among 33 comparable countries, a report for 2013 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found. Narrowly avoiding a repeat of 2012 when it placed last, the report, released Thursday, found the nation’s ratio of ...

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Aug 31, 2016

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Japanese high school teachers are stumbling to find ways to teach popular sovereignty following a legal revision that lowered the voting age to 18. In a notice issued to local boards of education and other concerns last October, the education ministry said schools, while ...