Helping foreign residents learn Japanese

Editorials Jun 27, 2019

Helping foreign residents learn Japanese

The enactment of a new law that spells out the government's responsibility to ensure adequate Japanese language education for residents from overseas is a step forward. Policy actions and funding to back it up must now follow.

'Octo-champs' bring National Spelling Bee to its knees

World May 31, 2019

'Octo-champs' bring National Spelling Bee to its knees

The Scripps National Spelling Bee was broken Thursday night, brought to its knees by eight spellers who were prepared for any word thrown their way. Faced with a dwindling word list and a group of spellers who showed no weakness, Scripps gave up and declared ...

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

National May 29, 2019

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

Less than three months after winning the 2019 Japan Times Bee, Ariya Narayanasamy spelled himself into the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday. The 12-year-old from Tokyo correctly spelled "bandicoot" and will compete in round three on Wednesday. Hosted in National Harbor ...

Japan to open up job fields for foreign graduates from universities

National May 28, 2019

Japan to open up job fields for foreign graduates from universities

The immigration agency said Tuesday it will increase the number of business sectors that foreign nationals are allowed to work in after graduating from universities or completing postgraduate studies in Japan, in the latest effort to lure more laborers to the country. Under a revised ...