Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to help economy

Mar 14, 2017

Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to help economy

Japan is laying the groundwork for a free education program for some households that will cover a student’s costs from preschool to college to ensure the country maintains a highly-skilled workforce. The program, still in its early stages, is expected to feature in the ...

Mar 14, 2017

Japanese high school students most passive toward studies, poll finds

Japanese high school students have a passive attitude toward their studies, compared with their counterparts in the United States, China and South Korea, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey by the National Institution for Youth Education, 91.2 percent of Japanese respondents think ...

Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

Mar 13, 2017

Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

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Pressure on Yasunori Kagoike, head of scandal-plagued Moritomo Gakuen, in the Diet and in Osaka Prefecture showed no sign of abating Monday even though he withdrew his application to open a new elementary school and indicated last week he would resign. With questions about ...