Myanmar adopts new first-grade curriculum with help from Japan

Jun 20, 2017

Myanmar adopts new first-grade curriculum with help from Japan

In its first major educational reform in almost 20 years, Myanmar has introduced a new curriculum for first-grade students developed with Japanese assistance. With the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Myanmar’s Education Ministry has produced textbooks based on the new curriculum for ...

Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Apr 18, 2017

Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Controversy has been brewing after mention of a bakery in an elementary school ethics textbook was changed to a Japanese wagashi confectioner in response to suggestions from the education ministry that the publisher highlight “respect for tradition and culture.” Bakeries are furious and are ...

Feb 14, 2017

South Korea protests Japan's isle claim in school curriculum guidelines

Seoul has formally protested Japan’s claims over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets, after the education ministry unveiled curriculum guidelines that for the first time urge elementary and junior high schools to teach students the islets are “integral parts of Japanese territory.” The protest ...