Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

National Jun 20, 2019

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

Tokyo's Board of Education said Thursday it has decided to allow students at metropolitan junior high and high schools to bring their mobile electronic devices, including smartphones, to school. For elementary and junior high schools run by cities and other municipalities in the capital, the ...

The direction of education in Japan

Commentary / Japan Sep 30, 2018

The direction of education in Japan

by Haruaki Deguchi

Japan has the 6-3-3-4 education system — compulsory education of six years in elementary school and three years in junior high school. Students then commonly go on to three years in high school and four years in university. International comparisons show that after completing their ...