Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Aug 31, 2016

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Japanese high school teachers are stumbling to find ways to teach popular sovereignty following a legal revision that lowered the voting age to 18. In a notice issued to local boards of education and other concerns last October, the education ministry said schools, while ...

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 ...

Apr 22, 2014

2.24 million take achievement exams at elementary, junior high schools

About 2.24 million elementary school sixth-graders and third-year junior high school students took the national achievement examination Tuesday. When the results are known around August, the education ministry will allow them to be made available on a school-by-school and municipality-by-municipality basis for the first ...