Feb 2, 2016

English skills of Japanese students fail to meet government targets

All four English skills — reading, listening, writing and speaking — of junior high and high school students in Japan have failed to meet the government’s targets. Data released by the education ministry Tuesday showed that starting English lessons in elementary schools and classes ...

Sep 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...