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Pokémon Lucario becomes official radio calisthenics promoter for kids across Japan【Video】

Radio calisthenics to encourage fitness are making a comeback with the help of a perpetually popular Pokémon.

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Japanese school entrance ceremony held in the metaverse for over 3,000 new students

Metaversity?

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Japanese teacher suspended for selling a lot of cows without telling the school

The man’s actions were udderly despicable.

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Top five Japanese prefectures for childhood education expenditure would make any wallet shudder

On average, parents in Prefecture #1 are paying around five times more to send kids to school than parents in Prefecture #47.

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“How I learned to stop worrying and eat Japanese school lunches,” by P.K. Sanjun

A touching tale in which our brave reporter overcame his daily battle with school lunches.

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Japanese elementary school student teaches us how to solve a difficult maths problem

A lesson in multiplication opens our eyes to a new way of thinking. 

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The most brilliant summer homework idea ever: Eat wagyu for Yakiniku Day

Teachers, feel free to assign us this year’s and next year’s homework while you’re at it!

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Checking in on randoseru school bags and the changing tastes of Japanese kids

The standard of plain backpacks, red for girls and black for boys, is starting to evolve.

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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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High school students rapidly losing interest in sumo teams because too “painful,” “scary,” and “naked”

Those three words sound like a good time to me, but I guess I’m the weird one…

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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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Why do kids in Japan use those large leathery “randoseru” school bags?

A trend a century and a half in the making.

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Petition to allow students to choose what they wear to school gathers almost 19,000 signatures

A coalition of students, teachers, and lawyers submitted the petition to the Japanese Ministry of Education on March 26.

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Japanese man donates bags of cash to local schools, disappears without a trace

The school staff even chased after him, but to no avail.

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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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Gunma teacher arrested for spray-gluing coworker’s belongings to desk

Charges against the teacher are likely to stick.

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No school trip? No problem! Japanese students to go on a virtual school trip in Minecraft instead

Junior high school students at one school are learning Japanese culture by recreating historical sites in the popular game.

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Japanese student’s “drug dealer” English gaffe confuses foreign ALT

Assistant Language Teacher quickly learns that Japanese doesn’t always translate properly into English.

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Anime artist illustrates the differences between Japanese fashion now and ten years ago

Women in Japan look very different compared to a decade ago.

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