Editorials Jan 14, 2014

Leave those kids alone

The education ministry should rethink its attempt to introduce "morals" as an official subject of instruction in elementary and junior high schools.

Editorials Jan 13, 2014

Keep power in boards of education

The Abe administration next year plans to submit a bill to the Diet that would give local government heads the final responsibility for local education administration, thus downgrading boards of education.

Editorials Jan 3, 2014

Dubious cure for doctor shortage

The education ministry's recent decision to approve creation of a new medical school at an existing university in Tohoku marks a new development in the government's oscillating policy on the education of doctors.