Ban on high school students' political activity to end

/ Sep 15, 2015

Ban on high school students' political activity to end

Ending a ban started during the turbulent 1960s, high school students will be allowed to participate in political activities in line with the lowering of the voting age for national elections to 18, according to a draft version of a new education ministry guideline. ...

Jul 12, 2015

Five Japanese students win awards at Physics Olympiad

All five Japanese students competing at this year’s International Physics Olympiad in India won awards — a gold medal, two silvers and two bronzes, the education ministry said Sunday. The teenagers were taking part in the 46th annual physics competition in Mumbai that started ...

Sep 6, 2013

Smartphones first choice for young students

More than 80 percent of first-year high school students use smartphones, the government says. A survey by the communications ministry also found that more than 50 percent of freshmen use their smartphones at least two hours a day. The proportion of smartphone ownership jumped ...