Jul 29, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly had no prior problems with murder victim

A 16-year-old girl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, suspected of killing and dismembering her classmate Saturday, had no personal trouble with the victim, police said Tuesday, retracting earlier information that a personal grudge may have been involved. The suspect, whose name is being withheld because ...

Sep 20, 2013

Censorship by education boards

It is extremely regrettable that boards of education are actively censoring history textbooks that have been approved by the ministry of education.

School's special phys ed slots axed

Jan 23, 2013

School's special phys ed slots axed

Special slots for physical education majors will no longer be offered at Osaka’s Sakuranomiya Senior High School, based on a recomendation Mayor Toru Hashimoto made after it was revealed that the captain of the school’s basketball team hanged himself after he was repeatedly beaten ...