Tag - schools



Aug 8, 2013
Nearly 90% of public schools deemed quake resistant
The government says 88.9 percent of the country's public elementary and junior high school buildings are up to code for withstanding a strong earthquake, an improvement of 4.1 percentage points from a year earlier.
Jul 3, 2013
Worst nightmare for parents
The knife attack in Tokyo's Nerima Ward underscores the difficulty in preventing the realization of parents' worst nightmare when they let their kids walk to school.
Jun 29, 2013
School achievement gap shrinks for U.S. minorities
America's 9-year-olds and 13-year-olds are posting better scores in math and reading tests than their counterparts did 40 years ago, and the achievement gap between white students and those of color is narrowing, according to federal government data released Thursday.
Jun 28, 2013
Tokyo panel mulls ways to enhance high school English education
A panel of experts kicked off discussions Thursday on measures to enhance English education at Tokyo's public high schools, aiming to enable students to acquire practical communications skills and become more global-oriented.
Jun 7, 2013
Unified Japan college entrance test to be replaced
The education ministry plans to scrap the unified test for university admissions and instead establish a new achievement test for high school students, ministry sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2013
Kitakyushu grade schools still teaching Korean culture
Teacher Pak Kang Su's Korean culture classes are popular among students at Wakamatsu Chuo Elementary School in Kitakyushu.
May 26, 2013
Super global English schools
One recent proposal likely to have a good effect on English education in Japan is allowing certain high schools to teach subjects such as science or math in English.
Apr 10, 2013
Pro-Pyongyang school's kids to get alarms: Machida board about-face
The board of education in Machida, Tokyo, has reversed a decision by the city to exclude students at a pro-North Korean school from receiving personal safety alarms because of Tokyo's tense political relationship with Pyongyang.
Apr 5, 2013
Wrestling coach who was violent to kids punished
The Kyoto prefectural board of education said Thursday it has learned that a male high school wrestling coach was involved in seven cases of physical violence from 2004 to 2012.
Apr 5, 2013
Foreign enrollment in Japanese high schools slumps
The number of foreigners who were enrolled in Japanese high schools for at least three months in fiscal 2011 fell 30 percent from fiscal 2008 to 1,283, according to the education ministry.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2013
A gentler Ottoman Empire returns to Balkans
Turkey conquered the Balkans five centuries ago. Now Turkish power is making inroads through friendlier means.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2013
Fukushima evacuee kids made welcome in Saitama school
With little hope of returning home, children from the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, are making new friends at a school in Saitama Prefecture that took them in two years ago after the meltdowns of March 2011 ruined the area.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2013
Evacuee sixth-graders graduate
Twelve sixth-graders from the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, whose residents had to evacuate because of the nuclear catastrophe, held a graduation ceremony Friday at a makeshift school in another community.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2013
Japan builds on Philippine students' dreams
To some people, the seven-classroom facility used by elementary school students in the Muslim-dominated southern Philippine village of Bualan in the town of Pikit is just a building — though evidently a well-built one.
Mar 13, 2013
Government smacks down the Pop-Tart terrorist
Government is failing at core functions such as budgeting, yet it still empowers protectors who panic over Pop-Tart pistols and Hello Kitty bubble guns.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2013
Students convenient proxies in LDP's Pyongyang angst
Since returning to power late last year, the Liberal Democratic Party has said it will dismantle some of the social programs the Democratic Party of Japan implemented during its short reign.
Feb 15, 2013
Pro-Pyongyang schools lose subsidy after nuke test
Pro-Pyongyang Korean schools in Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures will not receive a local subsidy for fiscal 2013 in light of North Korea's nuclear test Tuesday, the governors of the two prefectures said.
Feb 8, 2013
Tokyo pro-Pyongyang school to sue government over tuition waiver rejection
A pro-North Korea high school in Tokyo will file a damages suit against the government over its decision not to extend a tuition waiver program to such schools in Japan, its principal said.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2010
Driving schools cope with an auto-immune generation
Driving schools used to be on easy street but they're struggling these days and trying to get control of the wheel.
Jun 9, 2001
Eight dead in school stabbing spree
A knife-wielding man stormed into an elementary school Friday morning in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, and fatally stabbed eight children and wounded 15 others before he was subdued, police said.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan