April 20, 2013
PYONGYANG, North Korea--North Korea's newest batch of future soldiers--scrawny 11-year-olds with freshly shaved heads--punch the air as they practice taekwondo on the grounds...
March 30, 2013
Dozens of senior high school and college students staged a demonstration outside the National Diet building in Tokyo on March 29 to demand legislation to fight child poverty.
March 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH--Bored with classes? One of the U.S. government's top spy agencies and Carnegie Mellon University want to interest students in a game of computer hacking.
February 16, 2013
With jobs harder to find in Japan's sluggish economy, the nation has seen an alarming rise in the number of suicides among college and university students who are stressed out...
January 12, 2013
Adolescent dreams are often mixed with anxiety.
November 22, 2012
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia--New university courses that examine the conflicts and natural disasters of Southeast Asia are confounding the assumption that Japanese students are...
November 12, 2012
KYOTO--Kyoto University of Education's cooperative found itself painfully overstocked when it mistakenly ordered 200 times the amount of pudding it needed.
August 19, 2012
KAMAKURA, Kanagawa Prefecture--Math whiz Hiroki Komatsu prepared for the recent 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad in Argentina by solving all competition questions from...
February 14, 2012
There are frequently used words that are difficult to explain when asked what they mean. “Individuality” is one of the best examples. We talk about promoting or developing...
January 30, 2012
With Japanese companies wanting to hire more employees who can work overseas, the central and local governments are offering financial incentives to make the decision easier...
December 21, 2011
College freshmen aiming for a career in the fast-moving and growing world of apparel retailing can get a head start with the low-priced apparel giant Uniqlo Co.
November 30, 2011
The social networking website Facebook and the cellphone network operator KDDI Corp. are teaming up to launch a special service aimed at student job seekers.
November 25, 2011
Schools across Japan are getting down to business in a big way: Specifically, they are getting students to organize their lives on the basis of pocket business diaries much...
November 24, 2011
FUKUSHIMA--After the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, William McMichael saw many foreigners hastily packs their bags and leave.
November 19, 2011
Fewer than six out of 10 university students expecting to graduate next March had found a job by the start of October, according to a survey by the education and labor...
September 24, 2011
At first glance, the three-story house near Tokyo's Nakano Station looks like an ordinary dwelling.
September 20, 2011
WATARI, Miyagi Prefecture -- On Sept. 18, 8-year-old Nozomi Ono received an unexpected and poignant letter, written by her mother, Yumiko, who was swept away by the tsunami...
September 14, 2011
The Akihabara district in Tokyo has long held a niche in tourist guide books worldwide. But even with such fame, it helps to have a friendly face to guide a newcomer around...
August 15, 2011
This summer, tours of the areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake are bringing students from other prefectures to observe first-hand the damage done by the quake and...
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