April 18, 2013
A teacher at an elementary school in western Tokyo has been suspended from work for verbally abusing her second-year pupils and using inappropriate language in her classroom,...
January 20, 2013
GAMAGORI, Aichi Prefecture--The municipal board of education is considering disciplining a new junior high school teacher who forced two students to drink diluted hydrochloric...
June 13, 2012
YOKOHAMA--A former women’s professional wrestler has decided to grapple with Japanese grammar as she takes on the next challenge in her eventful life.
May 25, 2012
The pioneers of hip-hop on the streets of New York probably never imagined that their cutting-edge stylings would become part of the compulsory curriculum in Japanese junior...
May 09, 2012
In their difficult high school years, students could always count on teacher Tatsuo Endo to be there for them, with encouragement, support and words of wisdom.
December 14, 2011
NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Prefecture--After teacher Haruhiko Furuta's wife died of cancer in May 2000, his physical and psychological condition was unstable for a few months, and he...
September 15, 2011
Japanese teachers put in longer hours than their counterparts in other countries, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
June 08, 2011
MORIOKA--When Joichiro Suzuki happened upon a basketball along the seashore in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, he knew that it had a story to tell and vowed to find its owner.
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