Tag - high



Shiki Nakayama at a snow-covered baseball field in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, last month. Nakayama grew up watching her older brother’s exploits on the diamond and first picked up a bat and ball in elementary school.
Feb 9, 2024
Meet the Gen Zer in Japan who is forging a path for girls in baseball
For 16-year-old Shiki Nakayama, it's no big deal that she's the only girl on her high school baseball team.
Students take a Japanese-language lesson at Ishigeshiho High School in Ibaraki Prefecture in January.
Feb 4, 2024
Only 20% of Japan public high schools have foreign student quotas
Around 750 out of 3,880 public high schools had quotas for foreign resident students who passed special admission exams, a survey showed.
Classes resume at Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, three weeks after a massive earthquake hit the area. Many seats, however, remained empty as some students have temporarily relocated to Kanazawa.
Jan 22, 2024
Elementary and junior high schools reopen as quake recovery continues
All 20 elementary and junior high schools that closed in the city of Suzu and the town of Noto after the quake have recommenced normal activities.
A junior high school student says goodbye to her parents in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday before being transported to Hakusan where she and a few hundred other peers from the quake-hit city will continue their studies.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 17, 2024
Quake chaos forces Wajima kids to leave families to continue studies
They will stay at prefectural lodgings in the southern Ishikawa city of Hakusan, some 100 kilometers away, for up to two months.
The fossil of a new species of dung beetle found during a geoscience class at Keio Senior High School
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 12, 2023
Fossil found in Japan school class confirmed as new beetle species
The almost perfectly preserved fossil was found in a rock during a geoscience class in last year at Keio Senior High School in Yokohama.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during a Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly meeting on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 6, 2023
Tokyo aims to make high school tuition free of charge for all
For families in the capital with an annual income of less than ¥9.1 million, current financial aid essentially makes high school tuition free.
Ozu High School in Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Oct 4, 2023
Probe launched over 'serious' Kumamoto soccer team bullying
A member of the renowned school team was allegedly forced to kneel on the ground in apology while naked as he was filmed by senior members of the team.
Students from Yanagawa High School and its Thai-affiliated junior high school pose for a photo during an exchange event in August.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Oct 2, 2023
Pioneering Thai-Japanese school aims to nurture global minds
Yanagawa Junior High School Thailand is affiliated with a school in Fukuoka Prefecture.
By prefecture, Gunma has had the highest number of bicycle accidents involving high school students on their way to school for nine consecutive years.
Oct 1, 2023
Bicycle accidents involving high schoolers highest in Gunma in 2022
The rate for junior high school students was also highest in Gunma Prefecture with 32.03, followed by Kagawa with 16.30.
People take the standard university entrance examination at the University of Tokyo on Jan. 14.
Sep 29, 2023
Japan universities split over new IT section on entrance exam
Universities in Japan are divided in their responses to a new subject — covering the basics of programming, information and communications networks, and databases — on the standard university entrance examination to be held beginning in January 2025.
Keio High School players celebrate after topping Sendai Ikuei High School in the finals of the national high school baseball tournament at Koshien Stadium on Wednesday.
Aug 23, 2023
Kanagawa's Keio ends 107-year drought with Koshien triumph
Playing in the school's third summer final and its first in 103 years, Keio's title was its first since the tournament's second edition in 1916.
Parents of private high school students in Osaka submit a letter to education minister Keiko Nagaoka (center, left) late last month.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 12, 2023
Idea to make all Osaka high schools free sparks controversy
Private schools in Osaka Prefecture have voiced opposition to the plan, fearing increased financial burdens.
Since 1948, Yuji Koseki's "The Crown Will Shine on You” has served as the anthem for the summer Koshien tournament.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 6, 2023
Japan’s enduring ‘sound of summer’
Composer Yuji Koseki probably did not imagine that his career would become intertwined with Japan’s most popular sporting event.
A teacher gives an English lesson in the city of Saitama on July 12.
Jul 31, 2023
Japanese junior high kids average 12% in English oral test
More than 60% of the students evaluated could not answer a single speaking question correctly.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Japanese school in Singapore begins classes for students with special needs
Previously, such children who attended dedicated classes at the Japanese School Singapore"s elementary school division ended up without any such class at the secondary school.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2023
Tochigi Prefecture ordered to pay damages over fatal 2017 avalanche
More than 40 people were caught in the avalanche near a ski resort in the town of Nasu on March 27, 2017, resulting in the deaths of seven students and a teacher.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2023
Majority of Japanese high schoolers see job as only for making money
The share of respondents who said they strongly agree with the idea stood at 68.6% in Japan, compared with 16.3% in the United States, 17.7% in China and 32.4% in South Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 5, 2023
Nagano school runs course for girls dreaming of idol stardom
Six girls dreaming of debuting as idols joined the inaugural class that will pursue both academic studies and performing arts at Saku Chosei Senior High School.
Japan Times
May 16, 2023
Exploring Black identity in Japan isn't easy, especially when it comes to hair
The case of a Hyogo student told not to wear cornrows has prompted Black people in Japan to reflect on expression and identity in a homogeneous society.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2023
Tokyo teacher sent to prosecutors for murder was likely laden with debt
Kosuke Omoto, 36, allegedly fatally stabbed Masafumi Yamagishi, 63, at the latter"s home in Tokyo"s Edogawa Ward, apparently to steal valuables.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation