Nov 24, 2016

Girl, 16, dead, another injured after falling from Iwate dam

A 16-year-old high school girl was found dead and a 15-year-old seriously injured when they fell from a dam in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, it was revealed Wednesday. The police are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Morioka Fire Department officials found the two ...

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 ...