education

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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Knife-wielding professor fired from international department of one of Tokyo’s top universities

Teaching methods included violent outbursts and telling students to die.

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Japanese students skip school to protest their re-opening amid growing number of COVID-19 cases

To protect themselves and their families, these students didn’t hesitate at all to take action

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Japanese all-girls school’s startling advice for girls whose boyfriends don’t want to strap up

Impactful lesson leaves a deep impression.

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Japanese professor threatens students with expulsion for leaving prefecture in coronavirus crisis

Stay in Fukushima, or else, students are warned.

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Japanese students start online movement to keep schools closed amid coronavirus fear

The kids are thinking alright.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Japanese teacher’s advice for opinion essay writing stays with one student to this day

Sometimes it just takes the right kind of push to get the words flowing across the paper.
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Japanese tutoring company wants to help your kids get better at video games

But Gemutore doesn’t care if kids become pro gamers or not, because the company’s goals are deeper, and more heartwarming, than e-sports glory.

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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered

Schools refuse to stop stacking their students in the name of athletics.

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Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students with non-black hair to dye it, official promises

Pledge comes in the wake of 2.2 million-yen lawsuit from naturally brown-haired schoolgirl in Osaka.

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Pokémon Company loosens copyright grip, starts free-to-use-art program for schools, day care

Over 100 illustrations allow kids, teachers, and children’s hospital staff to create smiles and curiosity with the beloved anime/video game characters.

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You can now buy bully insurance for your kids in Japan

As more and more parents worry about the effects of bullying, one Tokyo insurance company offers a solution.

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10-year old Japanese YouTuber advocates children not going to school if they don’t want to

Says that parents have no right to force education upon children.

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Strap on your thinking caps for an extra-dumb, hypocritical Japanese teacher correction

Grade school girl gets marked down on her math test even though her calculation was perfect and she showed her work.

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Kindai University’s legendary opening ceremony blows away new students with confetti and idols

Light displays, idol dances, motivational speeches, celebrity appearances–you name it, they’ve got it.

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“We wasted so much time in English class” — Japanese Twitter user points out major teaching flaw

One simple chart could have made all the difference.

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Japanese high school will suspend students who don’t reveal their social media account names

Schoolgirl’s teacher says that if she doesn’t like being monitored online, she can drop out of school instead.

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