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.

National Jun 25, 2019

Japan aims to provide one computer to every student by 2025

Japan aims to make a computer terminal available to every school student by around fiscal 2025, the education ministry said Tuesday. The target is included in the ministry's new plan to improve the educational environment through the use of technology. A ministry survey in March 2018 ...

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

National Jun 20, 2019

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

Tokyo's Board of Education said Thursday it has decided to allow students at metropolitan junior high and high schools to bring their mobile electronic devices, including smartphones, to school. For elementary and junior high schools run by cities and other municipalities in the capital, the ...

Osaka vows to strengthen disaster measures one year on from quake

National Jun 18, 2019

Osaka vows to strengthen disaster measures one year on from quake

School and municipal government officials in Osaka Prefecture reaffirmed Tuesday their commitment to beefing up anti-earthquake measures one year on from a magnitude 6.1 quake that struck the area and killed six people, including a girl walking to school. At Juei Elementary School in the ...