schools

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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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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