Tag - schools



Ayuko Kato, minister in charge of policies related to children, speaks during a Lower House budget committee session on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2024
Japan outlines bill for sex crime record checks by schools
Sex crime records would be checked for people applying to work and also for those who are already working.
School lunch served to children of an elementary school in Miyama, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Monday. A 7-year-old boy died after choking on what is believed to have been a boiled quail egg while having lunch at his school.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Japan issues urgent notice to schools after boy chokes to death
The first grader in the city of Miyama, Fukuoka Prefecture, is believed to have choked on a boiled quail egg contained in a stew served for school lunch.
A teacher shows slides he created with a tablet in Kumamoto on Dec. 12. Many teachers still prioritize the use of notebooks, pencils and other analog writing materials in their classes.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 25, 2024
Digitalization drive proving tough for Japanese schoolteachers
Teachers' lack of familiarity with new technology is creating a challenging situation.
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under rubble in the town of Jandaris, Syria, on Feb. 6, 2023, following an earthquake that day.
Feb 20, 2024
Japanese students working to help Syrian people hit by 2023 quake
About 30 companies are offering support for the students' efforts.
Anastasiia Pelykh (left) and Daria Datsenko talk about their lives in Japan after evacuating from Ukraine during an interview in Kyoto earlier this month.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 19, 2024
Two years after invasion, Ukrainians in Japan forge their own paths
A pair of women have taken different paths, but echoed the same refrain: They want the war to end as soon as possible so they can see their families.
The Temple University Japan campus in Tokyo. The university plans to open a satellite campus in the city of Kyoto in 2025.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
New Temple University campus set to open in Kyoto in January 2025
Temple plans to offer English-language courses to elementary and junior high school students, in addition to its regular undergraduate programs.
Shiki Nakayama at a snow-covered baseball field in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, last month. Nakayama grew up watching her older brother’s exploits on the diamond and first picked up a bat and ball in elementary school.
Feb 9, 2024
Meet the Gen Zer in Japan who is forging a path for girls in baseball
For 16-year-old Shiki Nakayama, it's no big deal that she's the only girl on her high school baseball team.
Elementary school students arrive at Wajima Senior High School in Ishikawa Prefecture as classes resume at vacant classrooms at the school on Tuesday.
Feb 6, 2024
Schools reopen in quake-hit Wajima
The schools — six elementary schools and one junior high school — resumed their classes by using vacant classrooms at Wajima Senior High School.
Students take a Japanese-language lesson at Ishigeshiho High School in Ibaraki Prefecture in January.
Feb 4, 2024
Only 20% of Japan public high schools have foreign student quotas
Around 750 out of 3,880 public high schools had quotas for foreign resident students who passed special admission exams, a survey showed.
The number of teachers who took leave due to mental illness had fluctuated at around 5,000 in recent years, but it surged by more than 1,300 in two years since fiscal 2020.
Feb 3, 2024
Number of teachers on leave for mental illness in Japan hits record high
The figure for the year to last March was up 642 from the previous year, marking the second straight annual increase.
Classes resume at Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, three weeks after a massive earthquake hit the area. Many seats, however, remained empty as some students have temporarily relocated to Kanazawa.
Jan 22, 2024
Elementary and junior high schools reopen as quake recovery continues
All 20 elementary and junior high schools that closed in the city of Suzu and the town of Noto after the quake have recommenced normal activities.
Junior high school students board a bus in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, for a mass relocation to Kanazawa on Sunday.
Jan 21, 2024
More students in quake-hit area relocate to continue studies
The temporary relocation of around 140 students from Suzu city and Noto town came after a similar move by students from Wajima in the prefecture last week.
A junior high school student says goodbye to her parents in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday before being transported to Hakusan where she and a few hundred other peers from the quake-hit city will continue their studies.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 17, 2024
Quake chaos forces Wajima kids to leave families to continue studies
They will stay at prefectural lodgings in the southern Ishikawa city of Hakusan, some 100 kilometers away, for up to two months.
Misao Shoji (center) speaks to executives of Lion Dor about the Omega Class, a new educational center she is launching in Aizuwakamatsu that targets "uniquely gifted children.” Lion Dor has offered a venue for the project free of charge.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jan 15, 2024
Fukushima educational project aims to nurture gifted children
Omega Class aims to provide a place of learning suited to each child, with local experts serving as volunteer instructors.
Pupils at Moromi Elementary School in the city of Okinawa use PCs during class to compile information they gather from textbooks and the internet.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Jan 15, 2024
Tapping tech's potential, elementary school pushes proactive learning
Pupils, instead of teachers, take the lead in learning according to the goals that they themselves set at the Okinawa school.
Children play a board game at an elementary school that is being used as an evacuation center in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, as schools in the city remained closed on the first day of a new term.
Jan 9, 2024
In quake-hit Ishikawa, many schools closed at the start of new term
Only about 70% of schools in the prefecture could start the new term as scheduled.
A book of letters from Japanese students thanking the United States for its support after the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
JAPAN / History
Jan 2, 2024
Student letters from 1923 quake preserved by kin of U.S. president
The letters were written in English by students from disaster-affected areas and elsewhere in Japan.
Global Indian International School (GIIS) Tokyo opened in 2006 with 60 students and has now grown to over 1,300, the majority of whom are Japanese.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 28, 2023
How Japan's international school landscape is evolving
With lower tuition than legacy international schools, new affordable facilities are catering to the growing communities of non-Japanese Asian communities.
The Gunma Prefectural School for Special Education in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture — a school for children with special needs that is rapidly aging.
Dec 21, 2023
Schools in Japan rethink where to teach children with disabilities
Calls are growing internationally for Japan to integrate such children with their peers in regular classes.
Children learn Japanese in Chicago in May 2017, with a Japanese language teacher in the background.
Dec 15, 2023
Japan and U.S. craft measures to step up cooperation in education
The measures include those aimed at promoting exchange programs and developing people in Japan to work in the technology industry.


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How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan