Feb 29, 2016

Virginia schools may scrap Japanese immersion programs

Some public schools in Virginia are considering scrapping foreign-language immersion programs after more than 25 years because of their costs. Fairfax County in Virginia operates programs under which regular school subjects are taught in foreign languages such as Japanese, with the aim of instilling ...

Dec 30, 2015

Japanese language may be dropped from Britain's A Levels

Japanese may be removed as a foreign language subject from Britain’s Advanced Levels, or A Levels, which are standard qualifications widely used by British universities to assess students’ entrance eligibility. In response, movements have been launched in the country to keep the Japanese A ...

Nov 26, 2015

Man convicted in shooting of Japanese couple in Ecuador

A court in Ecuador has convicted a man of the shooting of a Japanese honeymooning couple in the country in 2013 that left the husband dead and his wife seriously injured, prosecutors said Wednesday. Carlos Camposano could face a prison term of between 16 ...