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SCHOOLS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2023
Benesse to launch AI service to help kids with research projects
Available to students and parents from July 25 through Sept. 11, the free service is customized to meet government guidelines on limited tech use in schools.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
China’s $100 billion tutoring ban backfires, spawning black market
Interviews with several parents found that spending on after-school tutoring actually rose for many households, especially since the start of summer holidays.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Education ministry alarmed by teachers' long working hours
In the education, science and technology white paper for fiscal 2022, which ended in March this year, the ministry stressed that reducing hours is an urgent task.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2023
Severed heads of wild boars found in Kobe schoolyard
The heads, which all appeared to be from juvenile boars, were found at Nagamine Junior High School in the city’s Nada Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
Japanese school in Singapore begins classes for students with special needs
Previously, such children who attended dedicated classes at the Japanese School Singapore's elementary school division ended up without any such class at the secondary school.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 9, 2023
Food allergies among Japanese school kids up 1.8 points from 2013
Medical experts said the rising trend in food allergies among children may be attributable to the more widespread prevalence of hay fever.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2023
Man told police before school truck attack there was 'something wrong with him'
The suspect visited a police station on the day of the attack and made similar claims by phone earlier, but officers determined there was no need to take him into custody.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2023
Truck hits students at elementary school in northern Japan, injuring four
Police arrested Akihito Onodera, the 34-year-old suspected driver who lives nearby the scene, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
Low incomes most likely to curb children's extracurricular activities, survey finds
The survey covered 2,097 parents of elementary school students from grades 1 to 6 over a period of two days in October 2022.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 6, 2023
International school worth close to $1 billion turns CEO into multimillionaire
Demand from Chinese students to attend SISB has soared, with the number enrolled more than doubling in March compared with a year earlier.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 4, 2023
Japan emphasizes students' comprehension of AI in new school guidelines
They also suggest that teachers may need to discard traditional exam and homework methods, such as writing reports, that can be easily done using AI technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 4, 2023
How to tell if an international school in Japan is reputable
The recent closure of an international preschool in Tokyo has put the spotlight on whether international schools deliver what they promise.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2023
Japan's youngest city mayor sets sights on education reform
Harvard-educated Ryosuke Takashima, 26, is working to gather opinions — including from children — to revitalize public schools in his city.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2023
Armed GSDF member found after absence prompted school lockdown
Police in Sapporo notified local education authorities to keep their students safe and be on the alert.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2023
Tochigi Prefecture ordered to pay damages over fatal 2017 avalanche
More than 40 people were caught in the avalanche near a ski resort in the town of Nasu on March 27, 2017, resulting in the deaths of seven students and a teacher.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2023
Talks begin on measures to bar sex offenders from working with children
Under a proposed system, applicants for jobs at schools and nurseries would be required to submit certificates showing that they have no record of past sex crimes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2023
Just over half of preschool buses in Japan fitted with safety devices
The devices were made mandatory following an incident in which a 3-year-old girl died after being left behind in a school's bus last September.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 26, 2023
South Korea unveils plans to curb soaring private education spending
The move comes as South Korean President Yoon suk-yeol this month criticized college entrance tests that incorporate questions not in the curriculum at public schools.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 26, 2023
Debate raised on correcting left-handed children over calligraphy
“This is the age of diversity. Isn’t it up to him to decide which hand he wants to write with?” asks one mother who has a left-handed son.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 26, 2023
Tiny Thai school on the climate change front line
Rising water levels and sediment-choked rivers offer a glimpse of what the future may hold for coastal communities around the world.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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