Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Aug 31, 2016

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Japanese high school teachers are stumbling to find ways to teach popular sovereignty following a legal revision that lowered the voting age to 18. In a notice issued to local boards of education and other concerns last October, the education ministry said schools, while ...

Jul 24, 2016

Thai police charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two 8-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent. The junta is determined to see a charter it drafted ...

Jan 7, 2016

Turkish men arrested over October brawl near embassy

Police on Thursday arrested two Turkish men, one an ethnic Kurd, for allegedly beating two police officers and obstructing their duties during a brawl last October that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo. Demolition laborers Bayav Ercan, a 33-year-old from Aichi Prefecture, ...