Apr 7, 2017

Parental allowances for private college kids hit new record low

Monthly allowances given by parents to students who entered private colleges in the Tokyo metropolitan area last spring dropped for the 16th straight year, a survey has showed.The average allowance per month for first-year students at school away from home fell by ¥1,000 from ...

Apr 2, 2017

Record 66% of public satisfied with society: survey

A record 65.9 percent of the public is satisfied with society as a whole, though growing numbers are concerned about Japan’s direction in foreign and defense policy, a government survey revealed over the weekend.The satisfaction rate rose 3.9 points from the previous survey last ...

Mar 14, 2017

Japanese high school students most passive toward studies, poll finds

Japanese high school students have a passive attitude toward their studies, compared with their counterparts in the United States, China and South Korea, a survey showed Monday.According to the survey by the National Institution for Youth Education, 91.2 percent of Japanese respondents think their ...