Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Jan 6, 2017

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Chefs specializing in washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) are trying to help schoolchildren appreciate flavors passed down through generations in their school lunches. In March 2014, the year after washoku was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, eight chefs launched a group ...

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Nov 10, 2016

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Western-style toilets remain less common than squat toilets at public elementary and junior high schools in Japan despite concerns that Japanese squat toilets are causing many children to delay using them, a national survey released Thursday said. Of the roughly 1.4 million toilets at ...

Nov 2, 2016

Chinese lawmakers poised to ban some private schools: report

China may ban for-profit, private elementary and middle schools in a move likely to tighten government control of education and cool a fast-growing but poorly regulated sector. Leaders of the country’s legislature are considering changes to a law this week that would make it ...