Educating Asian women paying off for Japan Inc.

National May 12, 2014

Educating Asian women paying off for Japan Inc.

by Ben Dooley

When Kimsru Duth was a child, her mother moved her family from rural Cambodia to the capital, Phnom Penh, in the hope of sending her daughter to college. She took two grueling jobs, working days as a waitress and nights doing laundry, but she ...

Editorials May 10, 2014

Good example of English use

Perhaps an education ministry division's decision to begin conducting its meetings in English this month will help shake loose Japan's grammar-translation paradigm, which does little to compel students to communicate and understand English better.

Lost education rescript is found

National Apr 8, 2014

Lost education rescript is found

Linked with prewar militaristic education in Japan, the original 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education issued by Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) has been found about half a century after going missing, the education ministry said Tuesday. The document, which was badly damaged in the 1923 earthquake that ...

Harvard 'human skin' book used sheepskin

World Apr 5, 2014

Harvard 'human skin' book used sheepskin

A 17th-century book owned by Harvard Law School, thought to have been bound in human skin because of an inscription that referred to a man "flayed alive," has been shown through scientific testing to have been bound in sheepskin. The binding material of the Spanish ...