education

Japanese YouTuber talks candidly about sex education with fresh flair and funny anecdotes

Shelly is here to talk to you about the tori and the hachi—er, the birds and the bees.

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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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Brown-haired girl sues Japanese school for telling her to dye hair black, court makes decision

Four-year lawsuit ends with win for former student, but not the one she was hoping for.

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Man kicked out of Japan’s national college entrance exam for improper mask-wearing technique

If you can’t handle wearing a mask properly, you’re probably not ready for higher education.

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“Peaceful life with many dogs” is unacceptable dream, Japanese high school teacher tells student

Does your dream have to be a job?

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Japanese school renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform

New dress code allows choice of bottoms for female students only.

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Medical university in Tokushima honors student for his gaming

And I have yet to hear from my alma mater…

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Japanese middle school criticized for pulling out girls’ bra straps to check their color

Law association calls practice a violation of human rights.

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Head of kindergarten arrested for spitting on elementary students who were in his way

What was he supposed to do? Talk to them?!

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Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes, writing “die” on their belongings

His motive is probably not what you think.

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The number of doctorate students in Japan is now almost half of what it was 17 years ago

Japan’s booming science industries might need workplace reform if they want to continue hiring qualified workers. 

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Tokyo schoolboy assumes other boy’s identity for six months, attends classes at top high school

What the real boy was doing was even weirder.

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Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology says that in three years teachers might get their holidays to themselves.

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Japanese teacher apologizes for peeing on students’ futon during club retreat

Went to take a bath after doing his business.

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Japanese man gets fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does

Anonymous tip ends 24-year career with city of Kobe.

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Has five years with the dangerous haircut banned in Tokyo schools led this man to a life of crime?

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education continues mental gymnastics and insists that undercuts cause harmful incidents and accidents.
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Head of Tokyo board of education gets asked about dumb school hairstyle rule, gives dumb answer

Apparently the two block hairstyle is too dangerous for kids to have.

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Japanese mom praises hard-studying teenage son…for his Pokémon notes?!?

Scholarly approach makes it look like he’s been hitting the books, but really he’s just trying to catch ‘em all.

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Should Japanese schools stop making kids write book reports? Twitter debates

Teacher says book reports just make kids hate books, but some say they’re vital to developing important lifelong skills.

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Can you write the alphabet properly? According to Japanese teachers, probably not

Japanese rules for writing your ABCs are surprisingly strict.

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