Quake-proofing efforts lag at Fukushima schools

National | FUKUSHIMA FILE Jun 15, 2015

Quake-proofing efforts lag at Fukushima schools

Education ministry data released earlier this month showed that only 84.9 percent of public elementary and junior high school buildings in Fukushima Prefecture had been quake-proofed as of April 1, 10.7 points below the national average. Of the 2,053 buildings, 310 still need renovation and ...

National Apr 18, 2014

Exam scoring errors turn up

by Masaaki Kameda

Tokyo's education bureau announced Friday it found more than 130 cases of scoring errors on high school entrance examinations for 2014 that resulted in erroneous rejections at four schools. According to an inquiry conducted at 216 public high schools, the bureau found 139 errors in ...

Editorials Jan 18, 2014

School costs gap wider than ever

A fiscal 2012 education ministry survey of parents throughout Japan reports that total spending for a child going to private schools from kindergarten through senior high school came to ¥16.77 million on average, significantly more than the ¥5 million for a child going to ...