New film sheds light on nighttime nurseries

Film Oct 8, 2017

New film sheds light on nighttime nurseries

A Japanese documentary film that attempts to dispel negative perceptions about nighttime nursery schools is being released in Tokyo as a curtain-raiser for a nationwide run. The film, titled "Yakan mo Yatteru Hoikuen" ("Nurseries Open Even at Night"), aims to highlight the truth ...

Hyogo nursery loses license in wake of overcapacity scam

National Mar 30, 2017

Hyogo nursery loses license in wake of overcapacity scam

A private nursery school in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, will on Saturday be stripped of its certification after it was found to be secretly accepting children beyond its designated capacity, according to prefectural officials. Ikuko Obata, the principal of Wanzu Mazah Hoikuen, did not attend hearings ...

Nursery could lose public backing as fraud comes to light

National Mar 21, 2017

Nursery could lose public backing as fraud comes to light

A certified private nursery in Hyogo Prefecture may lose its public funding after it was found to be secretly accepting more children than its designated capacity and surreptitiously cutting costs by serving smaller lunches. The Wanzu Mazah Hoikuen nursery, in the city of Himeji, has ...