May 26, 2017

Third-graders can get head start on English classes from fiscal 2018

Elementary schools will be allowed to start English classes from third grade instead of fifth grade when fiscal 2018 begins next April, the education ministry said Friday. The measure is aimed at achieving a smooth transition to the ministry's new fiscal 2020 curriculum guidelines, said ...

Apr 6, 2017

'Amakudari' remains an issue

Bureaucrats landing jobs in the private sector on the basis of the powers of government ministries and agencies sows the seeds of corruption.