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 ...

Sep 15, 2013

Keep tuition exemption

The government should increase taxes on wealthy families rather than exclude their children from the high school tuition exemption and support system.

Aug 28, 2013

Lower-ranked prefectures' students see improved achievement tests

Achievement tests given last April indicate elementary and junior high school students in lower-ranked prefectures improved their learning performance, a recent education ministry report found. The achievement tests for the 2013 academic year through March 2014 centered on two subjects — Japanese language and ...

Apr 5, 2013

Foreign enrollment in Japanese high schools slumps

The number of foreigners who were enrolled in Japanese high schools for at least three months in fiscal 2011 fell 30 percent from fiscal 2008 to 1,283, according to the education ministry. The ministry said Wednesday that the drop may have been caused by ...