/ Aug 19, 2014

Family sues school over son's suicide

The parents of a high school student who leaped to his death after an allegedly violent dressing down in class are suing the school. The family is seeking ¥140 million in damages from the private high school in Ishikawa Prefecture, for the 15-year-old boy's death ...

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

Feb 2, 2014

Parents of mixed kids look abroad for high schools

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College preparation for bicultural young adults may include seeking out international as well as domestic opportunities. Some youngsters, however, are heading abroad much sooner — for high school or junior high school. The Japan Times spoke with 13 families whose children were all educated in ...

Teach your teens basic life skills

Feb 4, 2013

Teach your teens basic life skills

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Everyone graduates from high school knowing how to read, write and do basic math (you would hope). But to be a self-sufficient adult, those skills are not enough. In fact, they're nowhere close to enough. Advanced skills in academic areas aren't going to help young ...