school rules

Japanese school bans non-white masks for students, teacher can’t believe dumb waste of time

Dress code detail is a waste of time to even discuss, frustrated junior high teacher says.

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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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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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Japanese teachers confiscate students’ cell phones following Osaka earthquake, get slammed online

Even in a country that values following the rules, many say cutting off lines of communication following disaster is going too far.

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Former AKB48 member speaks out against Osaka school that forced its student to dye her hair

Sayaka Akimoto recounts similar pressures she faced herself in school.

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Four-panel comic perfectly encapsulates returning to school after summer ends

Those dog days of summer are turning into sweet school days as students around the world are getting ready to go back to school for fall. In Japan, their summer vacation has already finished and a familiar scene is probably playing out in high schools across the country.

But don’t take our word for it, ding dong ding dong, there goes the bell. Here comes our teacher, Iron Man sensei!

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