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Is Japan's annual student achievement test worth the cost?

| Aug 28, 2017

Is Japan's annual student achievement test worth the cost?

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Japan's elementary and junior high school students have strong basic academic skills but struggle to solve complex questions, according to this year's nationwide achievement test results, which were released Monday by the education ministry. Since its launch in 2007, the test has been drawing attention ...

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

| Aug 7, 2017

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

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Fire ants, a venomous, highly invasive nonnative pest, have been spotted over the past few months in various parts of Japan, prompting the Environment Ministry to both warn the public to seek immediate treatment for stings and take measures to prevent further infestation. First detected ...