/ Aug 18, 2017

South Korea's 'Poop School' to change name

A South Korean elementary school whose name means "shit" has decided to adopt a more fragrant moniker, school officials said Friday. Many Korean names and words are based on Chinese characters, so when rendered in the Hangul alphabet they can have the same sound but ...

/ Jul 19, 2017

Ex-teacher gets three years prison in child pornography case

The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday sentenced a former elementary school teacher to three years in prison on sexual abuse and child pornography charges. Akira Hashimoto, a 45-year-old resident of Tachikawa, in western Tokyo, sexually abused an 11-year-old boy at a condominium in Shizuoka Prefecture ...