First school dedicated to Japanese residents opens in Cambodia

National May 31, 2015

First school dedicated to Japanese residents opens in Cambodia

A ceremony was held Sunday to open Cambodia's first dedicated school for Japanese children living in the country. The Japanese School of Phnom Penh, which consists of an elementary and junior high school, has 21 students and 14 teachers and is about 1.5 km northeast ...

Flash cards help foreign children learn kanji

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Nov 28, 2014

Flash cards help foreign children learn kanji

An elementary school teacher from Aichi Prefecture has developed a unique new way for foreign children to learn Japanese from flash cards. The Niwatori-style kanji cards created by 56-year-old Noriko Niwa let elementary school children learn kanji with their first language. Niwa has also developed tests ...

Kids' ombudsperson program hits 15 years

National Aug 18, 2014

Kids' ombudsperson program hits 15 years

by Tetsuo Shintomi

An ombudsman program for children's human rights in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, marked its 15th anniversary this year as Japan's first independent public organ to address problems involving children. To date, some 8,800 requests for advice have been placed with the city's Ombudspersons for Children's Human ...