schools

Educator offers advice for Japanese schoolgirls who get asked out by their teachers

”Trash” is the lesson’s keyword.

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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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Which one is former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn? Japanese students surprised by test question

Perhaps Freddie Mercury or Mr Bean were really in charge of the Japanese car company.

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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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Idol draws such massive crowds at Tokyo college that police can’t guarantee safety【Video】

When once-in-a-millennium idol Kanna Hashimoto is stopping by, crowd control in a must.

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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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Japanese middle schoolers build an awesome real/VR roller coaster for their class project【Video】

Combines modern technology and old-school carpentry in a way that puts ordinary science fair projects to shame.

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Japanese university employee caught spending 50 hours a month looking at manga porn at work

Looking at sexy anime and manga is a time-honored way of rubbing away work-caused stress in Japan, but you’re supposed to wait until after work.

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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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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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