education

Japanese school has ridiculous reason for not letting cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt

Mom suspects staff might just be a bunch of perverts.

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Japanese government worker fired for lying about having LESS education than he really does

College graduate said he only graduated from high school, loses job he held for 38 years.

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Japanese student told they will be penalized for not using a ruler to draw multiplication lines

Japanese schools continue in their quest to make math as annoying and tedious as possible.

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9+3=12? Nope, that’s wrong, says Japanese kid’s elementary school, thanks to “cherry calculation”

Stupidly rigid rules dangle down to infuriate older brother.

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Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test

The tests were confiscated and the teachers forced to apologize to students.

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Tokyo University of the Arts to offer graduate program in video game design next year

The exciting program may be the first graduate video game design course at a Japanese university.

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Nintendo to give Labo kits to U.S. elementary schools, but not Japanese schools. Why?

One Japanese netizen guesses that it has to do with fundamental problems in the Japanese education system.

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Criminally studious Japanese schoolgirl caught stealing dozens of educational books in one night

Educators might applaud her motivation, but the police arrested her anyway.

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Japanese university graduate students solve 2,000 year mathematical problem

Keio University researchers have solved the problem of a pair of unique triangles with the same perimeter and area. Laymen remain confused!
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Japanese schools are losing their pools due to rising maintenance costs and aging facilities

Sadly, quintessential anime scenes of rooftop swimming classes may be coming to an end soon.

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University in Kyoto offers free tuition to anyone over 100 years of age, over half off if over 50

Hanazono University hopes you’re never too old to get a bachelor’s in clinical psychology.

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Japanese government announces stricter requirements for foreigner student visas

New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.

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Awesome Japanese elementary school teacher rewards kids who use independent learning on his tests

Learned everything covered in class? You get 100 percent. Learned more than what was covered in class? Then you get a bonus.

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8-year-old discovers untimely deaths of 15 percent of Kyoto’s cicada population

Wunderkind’s analytical prowess comparable to people three times his age.

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Most female doctors in poll can understand Tokyo medical school reducing female applicant scores

Majority say they can see some sort of logic behind university systematically reducing women’s entrance exam scores by up to 20 percent.

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Tokyo Medical University accused of dropping women’s entrance exam scores 10-20 percent each year

Source says score-rigging was born out of concern that many “female doctors quit their jobs after having children.”

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Flexible teachers DO exist in Japan: First-grader gets full credit for “wrong” math test answers

There are no wrong answers, as long as you’ve got the right question.

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Student penalized for writing the number “4” the “wrong” way on worksheet

And in the process learns a lot about life.

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Tokyo women’s university will accept transgender students who identify as female, a Japan first

School asserts that it will accept female-identifying students even if they are listed as male on their legal family registry.

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Tough-as-nails bullied Japanese schoolgirl stays home from school, but not because she was sad

After standing up for classmate and becoming bully’s target herself, elementary schooler decided to send a message that took years to be heard.

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