Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

Mar 13, 2017

Pressure continues to mount on Moritomo Gakuen chief

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Pressure on Yasunori Kagoike, head of scandal-plagued Moritomo Gakuen, in the Diet and in Osaka Prefecture showed no sign of abating Monday even though he withdrew his application to open a new elementary school and indicated last week he would resign. With questions about why ...

Apr 22, 2014

2.24 million take achievement exams at elementary, junior high schools

About 2.24 million elementary school sixth-graders and third-year junior high school students took the national achievement examination Tuesday. When the results are known around August, the education ministry will allow them to be made available on a school-by-school and municipality-by-municipality basis for the first time ...

Schools hit by norovirus reopen

Jan 22, 2014

Schools hit by norovirus reopen

Fourteen elementary schools in Hamamatsu reopened Wednesday morning, about a week after they were closed because some 1,000 children and teachers developed symptoms of food poisoning from norovirus-tainted bread. The board of education in the Shizuoka Prefecture city announced at noon that one school still ...

Jul 3, 2013

Worst nightmare for parents

The knife attack in Tokyo's Nerima Ward underscores the difficulty in preventing the realization of parents' worst nightmare when they let their kids walk to school.

Kitakyushu grade schools still teaching Korean culture

Jun 6, 2013

Kitakyushu grade schools still teaching Korean culture

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Teacher Pak Kang Su's Korean culture classes are popular among students at Wakamatsu Chuo Elementary School in Kitakyushu. "I want kids to make judgments using their sensitivity, even if Japan's relations with South Korea and North Korea deteriorate," Pak, 49, said. He is one of three ...