May 06, 2013
NEW DELHI--Their classroom is a flattened patch of dirt and rocks under the elevated rail tracks. Their blackboards are rectangles painted on a chipped concrete wall. Their...
April 19, 2013
Fujitsu Ltd. announced April 19 the release of a new cloud computing service that helps to lighten teachers' administrative workloads while also providing a secure environment...
April 04, 2013
Students summoned to the principal's office at the municipal-run Higashi Senior High School in Osaka in theory have 18 options to choose from.
February 10, 2013
The air of Beijing's Maliandao Street is thick with the smell of tea and the enticements of eager salespeople. This is the home of Tea City, a building that houses around 300...
January 12, 2013
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to exclude high schools affiliated with North Korea from eligibility for a program that provides free high school...
January 03, 2013
City officials in Nakanoto, a rice- and textile-producing town in Ishikawa Prefecture, want residents to hoist the Hinomaru, Japan's national flag, and is even offering a...
December 26, 2012
Children in Fukushima Prefecture have the highest obesity rates in Japan in seven age groups, education ministry statistics showed, a possible result of the restrictions on...
October 23, 2012
OSAKA--High school teachers who sneaked away from school grounds to smoke will be ordered to return part of their wages to the Osaka prefectural government for working hours...
September 30, 2012
Business is booming for private investigators these days across the nation.
September 06, 2012
The education ministry on Sept. 5 announced its new policy to tackle bullying at school in response to the suicide of a student who was tormented repeatedly by his classmates.
August 10, 2012
The "patient" was full of dust and mold, but still students at the Japan Tuning Music Academy in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward agreed they could bring it back to life.
July 26, 2012
NEYAGAWA, Osaka Prefecture--Police arrested three junior high school boys in connection with the bullying of a classmate, which involved setting the boy’s hair on fire and...
July 15, 2012
ETAJIMA, Hiroshima Prefecture--Letters that an Olympic medalist sent to his wife from Iwojima island, where he perished during the final days of World War II, will soon be used ...
July 12, 2012
Schools in Fukushima Prefecture, still reeling from last year's nuclear disaster, find themselves in uncharted territory with a new addition to their curriculums: radiation...
July 03, 2012
The Japanese arm of Teach for America, a U.S. education nonprofit organization, will begin recruiting college graduates this month to work in Japan as teachers.
May 11, 2012
A number of publishers have asked to update their senior high school textbooks to include last year's Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis.
April 20, 2012
More than 1,000 elementary and junior high school students remain unaccounted for nationwide, raising concerns that some might have been involved in foul play.
March 21, 2012
In light of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the education ministry wants the plug pulled on pro-nuclear power instruction in Japanese classrooms.
February 22, 2012
The science ministry has begun posting real-time radiation levels on its website at 2,700 locations across Fukushima Prefecture, including schools and parks.
February 07, 2012
Even amid the low birthrate and declining school enrollment nationwide, Fukushima Prefecture stood out in the drop in the number of elementary students last year, apparently...