Editorials Jan 12, 2015

Set clear goals for unified schools

The education ministry plans to submit bills to the Diet that will legally institutionalize unified schools — encompassing grades one through nine — as part of the nation's compulsory education system.

National Nov 10, 2014

Teacher faces penalty for Facebook photo of student punishment

A teacher at a private junior high school is facing disciplinary action over Facebook postings that included a photo of him punishing students accompanied by humiliating comments, school insiders said Monday. The homeroom teacher of a first-year class at Kobe Ryukoku Junior High School, operated ...

Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

National Mar 13, 2014

Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

A junior high school formerly in the evacuated village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, held its first commencement ceremony Thursday since the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis began unfolding in March 2011. Two students — Mitsuhide Yoshida and Daisuke Sato, both 15 — graduated from ...