elementary school

What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults

Those less sportingly inclined had a hard time.

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Osaka’s new remote-learning policy leaves teachers strained and forces students to go to school

Logistical mishaps and contradicting guidelines hinder what could be one of the best ways to lower COVID-19 community transmission.

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Japan

Students driving you to drink is no excuse to open a cold one in the classroom.

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Japanese school lunch noodles fried so hard that children and teachers chip teeth, go to hospital

Underneath those vegetables lies a mass of crunchy nightmares.

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Gorilla with a randoseru backpack and elementary school student cap is Japan’s newest WTF gacha

There’s a lot to unpack in this new six-piece collection.

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Elementary school students create a spooktacular event at school in lieu of canceled school trip

Students take matters into their own hands by designing an unparalleled haunted house replacement.

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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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Survey says more sixth graders in Japan aspire to work in medicine this year than last year

Perhaps thanks to the coronavirus, many kids might have a newfound respect for doctors and nurses.

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Shibuya gives each public elementary and junior high student a Surface Go 2 tablet for school

Modernization is on its way to Tokyo schools!

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“Beauty dictionary” for Japanese elementary girls advises braindead phrases for boys to like them

Because the key to being liked is scrubbing away your personality.

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Tired of wasting paper practicing your kanji? Try these reusable water-activated practice sheets

Just water and a brush is all you need to practice Japanese calligraphy with these high-tech school supplies!

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Honda promotes street safety with tote bags resembling “a police officer hung on your shoulder”

The car manufacturer promotes safer streets with this snappy side-satchel for grade-school students.

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Elementary school uses clever trick to get everyone to dispose of their chopsticks properly

Both the children and the adults have gotten in on the fun while also sharing their future dreams (and lamentations). 

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Illustration by manga artist shows why elementary kids should be allowed to leave books at school

Even grade school kids have a lot to carry to every day.

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Boy threatens to stab school staff forcing elementary students to wear Giorgio Armani uniforms

Threatening to cut people up with a knife is not the best way to go about airing frustrations.

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Cute elementary school Valentine’s Day story makes Japanese Twitter give collective “d’aww”

Crafty kid + smart teacher = happy memory.

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Sinisterly simple math puzzle for elementary school kids stumps Japanese Twitter adults

Get out your thinking caps, and get ready to possibly lose some of your grown-up pride.

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Japanese elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick

The teacher used a drumstick from a drumming video game during the assault.

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This Japanese race queen is really an elementary school student

The 13-year-old schoolgirl has fired up debate about young girls in the modelling industry.

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