National Mar 9, 2016

Chiba schools' 'kumitaiso' exercises led to 432 injury cases

Injuries from kumitaiso, a form of physical education in which people use their bodies to express shapes, including human pyramids, numbered 432 cases in the last fiscal year at elementary and junior high schools in Chiba Prefecture, officials said. Of the figure, 112 cases involved ...

Abe looks to instill politics in education

National / Politics Feb 28, 2014

Abe looks to instill politics in education

by Ayako Mie

Conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is cranking out policies to strengthen the political grip on education, turning the postwar notion on its head that instruction of the nation's young people should be free of political influence. During his first stint as prime minister in 2006, ...