As parents, should we shelter and protect our children from the horrors of terrorism, or does that promote the very ignorance it thrives on?
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Who are the Chinese students studying in Japan? How do they get into Japanese universities, why do they come, and where do they hope to go after they graduate?
Like tempestuous lovers, China and Japan have sparred for centuries but have remained interdependent in each other's economy, politics, culture, language and arts. However, in light of Japan's ongoing diplomatic tussle with China over the Senkaku Islands and the government's failure to put World War ...
Whether your children are already in the local system or you are weighing up your future schooling options, here are 10 issues for parents to keep in mind.
With ideas coming in thick and fast in 2014 and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe having effective carte blanche after his landslide election victory, it's now or never for key education reforms.
International schools are not hermetically sealed off from their surroundings. The local culture can have a huge impact on everything from the schools' academic approach and parental involvement to community outreach.
When you think of Japanese art forms, many cultural pursuits will come to mind. The grace of ikebana, perhaps, or the beauty of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. At this time of year it becomes clear, though, that holiday lighting displays — referred to simply as ...
We talk to five working mothers in an attempt to discover how some women are able to have a career and a family
Japan's efforts to increase the number of international students coming to its shores are being dwarfed by similar initiatives in neighboring China.
In a notoriously homogeneous society where parents can face criticism for going against the grain, what drives these parents to shun local schools and instead seek out what the education ministry calls "foreigner schools"?