Outsourcing of English tests stirs up storm in education

Reference | FYI Nov 17, 2019

Outsourcing of English tests stirs up storm in education

by Eric Johnston

When speaking last month about a plan to introduce private-sector English testing for university entrance exams, education minister Koichi Hagiuda created an outcry when he said students should compete for entry "in accordance with their (financial) standing," implying they should compete financially. The comments created ...

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Koichi Hagiuda, the minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, announced Tuesday the establishment of a council for promoting rugby in Japan after the success of the Rugby World Cup, which ended on Saturday at International Stadium Yokohama. The council will consider ways to ...