A gentler Ottoman Empire returns to Balkans

World Apr 2, 2013

A gentler Ottoman Empire returns to Balkans

by Michael Birnbaum

Turkey conquered the Balkans five centuries ago. Now Turkish power is making inroads through friendlier means. Two Turkish-run universities have opened in Bosnia's Ottoman-influenced capital in recent years, bringing an influx of Turkish students and culture to a predominantly Muslim country still reeling from a ...

Satellite schools strive to keep evacuee kids

National Mar 30, 2013

Satellite schools strive to keep evacuee kids

Tatsuma Hangai will be entering his third year at Namie High School in April, but he has never taken a class at the home campus in Fukushima Prefecture. The 17-year-old is one of more than 1,000 students at eight high schools in the prefecture who ...

National Mar 25, 2013

Abe wants TOEFL to be key exam

by Jun Hongo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not satisfied with revising monetary policy — he also appears bent on reviving another failing field: the public's ability to speak English.

Japan builds on Philippine students' dreams

National Mar 20, 2013

Japan builds on Philippine students' dreams

by Ronron Calunsod

To some people, the seven-classroom facility used by elementary school students in the Muslim-dominated southern Philippine village of Bualan in the town of Pikit is just a building — though evidently a well-built one. But for the students in Pikit — whose education is occasionally ...