Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

Dec 5, 2016

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

The education ministry plans to make university students training to become teachers take classes on how to respond to safety threats at schools.The initiative to make the safety classes a mandatory course partly reflects the Okawa Elementary School tsunami deaths in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. ...

Jul 6, 2016

Japanese textbook publishers warned over gratuities paid to school teachers

The Fair Trade Commission warned nine publishers on Wednesday over gratuities paid to teachers for feedback on school textbooks undergoing government screening.The FTC pointed out that such practice might violate the antimonopoly law that bans attracting customers by providing unfair benefits. The antitrust watchdog ...