Feb 14, 2017

South Korea protests Japan's isle claim in school curriculum guidelines

Seoul has formally protested Japan’s claims over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets, after the education ministry unveiled curriculum guidelines that for the first time urge elementary and junior high schools to teach students the islets are “integral parts of Japanese territory.” The protest ...

Feb 7, 2017

Ex-top education official admits 'amakudari' scheme entrenched

A former top bureaucrat with the education ministry admitted Tuesday that the ministry had been systematically involved in seeking new jobs for retiring public servants. An ongoing government investigation into the scandal turned up evidence that the ministry has been involved for several years ...