schools

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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Student gets a huge surprise when his teachers finds out he doodled anime’s Naruto on his report

When a student’s love of anime pops up during school time, some teachers would be mad, but this one decided to be awesome instead.

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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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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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10 girls rushed to hospital for heatstroke after Tokyo high school’s non-air-conditioned assembly

Over two dozen students complain of nausea and other symptoms after assembly for topic that definitely could have waited for a cooler day.

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School in Japan removes traditional Tanabata decorations for being incongruent with Christianity

Secular summer festival’s wishing tree gets taken down, clever complaints from students go up instead.

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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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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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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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Japanese town suffers population decline, turns its local elementary school into an aquarium

Yes, those really are sharks swimming around in the school pool.

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Japanese teacher gives secret love letter to junior high schoolgirl, gets his heart broken

30-something educator should really be old enough to know his love confession was immature and inappropriate.

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Japanese school’s ethics text encourages kids to “work without reward,” gets slammed online

Exasperated mom says cute animal characters are showing young students exactly what not to do in life.

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Japanese teacher has student make written apology for farting in class, displays it in classroom

Attempt at discipline feels especially misguided when you learn the type of school he worked at.

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Board of education suspends Japanese teacher who stockpiled 750 pairs of panties at school

High school educator might sound like a pantie thief, but it turns out he was actually a wannabe pantie merchant.

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Japanese public school to allow male students to wear skirts, chest ribbons as part of uniform

Brand-new middle school to let students of any gender wear whatever uniform components they feel comfortable in out of consideration to LGBT youths.

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Teacher says Japanese schools’ mandatory extracurricular activity rules don’t benefit students

Exasperated educator takes workplace survey and is depressed by rationale for forcing students to join after-school programs.

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Japanese middle school promotes long pants to full-uniform status for girls, equal with skirts

Principal emphasizes that skirt is no longer to be considered the “main” or “standard” uniform.

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Japanese high school volleyball player beaten by coach, teammates for violating no-dating rule

Coach retains job, school says it does not think attacks by other students constituted bullying.

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Documentary on North Korean schools in Tokyo sheds light on bizarre, hidden part of Japan【Video】

What do you do when a school praising a terrorist country is in your neighborhood?

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