schools

Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.  

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Bomb threats for Bitcoin bewilder local governments in Japan who couldn’t pay if they wanted to

Because elementary schools are famous for dabbling in the crypto exchanges.

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Tokyo schoolboy assumes other boy’s identity for six months, attends classes at top high school

What the real boy was doing was even weirder.

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The reason why Japanese students don’t pronounce English properly

Good English pronunciation is less about ability and more about “surrounding eyes”.

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Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology says that in three years teachers might get their holidays to themselves.

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Japanese teacher apologizes for peeing on students’ futon during club retreat

Went to take a bath after doing his business.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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Hi-Chew releases new Japanese School Lunch flavor to stimulate appetites and nostalgia

An appeal to literally old-school cravings.

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Head of Tokyo board of education gets asked about dumb school hairstyle rule, gives dumb answer

Apparently the two block hairstyle is too dangerous for kids to have.

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Knife-wielding professor fired from international department of one of Tokyo’s top universities

Teaching methods included violent outbursts and telling students to die.

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No school lunches? Tokyo boxed lunch stand says kids have to pay, but doesn’t care when, to whom

Open-ended IOU is a tear-jerkingly literal application of paying it forward.

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Japanese student dons full protective gear to return to school during coronavirus pandemic

Shutting the virus out when your school won’t shut down

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Japanese professor threatens students with expulsion for leaving prefecture in coronavirus crisis

Stay in Fukushima, or else, students are warned.

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Which fictional anime school would you like to enroll in? Japanese fans vote in online survey

Did your favourite anime academy make the cut?

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Japanese students learn English with help from a dating sim artist

Studying is much more exciting when you can imagine yourself dating one of the textbook characters.

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Japanese PM asks schools around Japan to close as coronavirus cases rise

Surprise announcement comes as children are now testing positive for COVID-19.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Nanotech professor from one of Japan’s top universities arrested for panty-theft

Looks like Nerdlinger’s bra bomb didn’t work.

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American English teacher fired from Japanese high school after exposing genitals

ALT acted inappropriately with students on at least three different occasions.

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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered

Schools refuse to stop stacking their students in the name of athletics.

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