education

Japanese prime minster wants to increase the number of foreigners studying in Japan

Calls on Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to go beyond even already successful plan.

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Petition started to stop forcing students to cheer for their high school baseball teams

Root, root, root for the home team…or else.

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Japanese junior high school girl removed for class from three days for grooming her eyebrows

School rule prompts exasperated reaction from city councilwoman.

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Best field trip ever? Japanese schoolkids get to control the full-scale moving Gundam’s hand

Is it too late for us to reenroll in elementary school?

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Demand for Poop Money Drill textbooks backed up, orders suspended until system cleared out

Everyone wants a piece of Poop Money.

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Japanese schools banning nicknames, mandating use of -san divides opinions

Proper manners, or forcing kids to be too polite?

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Japanese gyaru-turned-mom is more concerned with making her son a gentleman than a scholar

Teen shares three rules his mom raised him with, and “Go study!” wasn’t one of them.

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All Tokyo public high schools abolish rules forcing students to dye non-black hair, underwear color regs

Popular boys’ hairstyle also removed from banned list.

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Japan increases entry limits, offers extra financial aid for foreign students

Plan could allow all foreign students waiting for entry to be in Japan by mid-summer.

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Students in Japan get free point on entrance exam because of typo, Internet says they got off easy

Fukushima Board of Education admits mistake, but it’s hard to imagine it made any difference.

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This is chalk?!? Yep, and it’s a touching Pokémon goodbye from a Japanese teacher to his students

Teacher bookends three years with his class with two stunning pieces of chalkboard art.

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Japan is opening a video gaming/e-sports high school, and the idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Starting next spring, going to school is going to mean going to Shibuya to play games for some Tokyo teens.

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Top five Japanese prefectures for childhood education expenditure would make any wallet shudder

On average, parents in Prefecture #1 are paying around five times more to send kids to school than parents in Prefecture #47.

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All-boys’ high school in Japan has mandatory grooming lesson, teaches about skincare, hairstyling

125-year-old Tokyo school wants its boys to think of proper grooming as part of their “gentlemen’s education.”

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Aomori tourism council makes super-hard tile-matching game using different apple varieties

You better know your Fuji apples from your San Fuji apples.

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Uniqlo outfits might become Japanese high school’s official uniforms

Switch would solve a lot of school uniform-related problems, but not everyone thinks it’s a great idea.

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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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Can you handle the heat? Japan’s one and only Curry College now enrolling new students

If you’re not good with spice, be sure to bring a gallon of milk with you to class. Read More

Rolled up balls of paper win 1st and 3rd place in Tokyo Tech paper airplane contest

Lazy like a fox.

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Japanese high schools abolish old rules, provide freedom with underwear, hair and dating

Pressured to review outdated prohibitions, an entire prefecture says goodbye to “relics of the past”.

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