schools

Japanese girl can’t think of anything to write about for in-class essay, writes awesome one anyway

Outside-the-box thinking gets a thumbs-up from teacher.

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Japan’s Ministry of Education hosts Twitter campaign to recruit teachers, it backfires right away

When the Ministry of Education said “pass the baton,” some folks threw it in the trash instead.

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Japanese schoolkids to be able to carry their books in official Harry Potter randoseru backpacks

Hogwarts crest and wand holder-equipped bags for the start of little wizards’ academic careers.

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Public schools in Japan’s Saga Prefecture will no longer regulate/check students’ underwear color

“Male” and “female” uniform designations, character strap prohibitions also removed.

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Tokyo Tama schools distributing free feminine hygiene products to students

West Tokyo program is the first of its kind in Japan.

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Survey asks Japanese teens which school club they want to join, and “kitaku” club is top choice

Sure, tennis and band are fun, but it’s hard to beat the appeal of kitaku.

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Okazaki City gives all elementary and junior high students portable Vocaloid software

Why, back in my day, we had to make music by hitting and blowing into pieces of wood!

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Some Japanese elementary schools don’t let kids wear underwear during P.E., and parents are mad

Even by Japanese school rule standards, this is a baffling, infuriating one.

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Majority of Nagasaki high schools and middle schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds

Board of education asks schools to consider whether the policy is an outdated infringement on individual rights.

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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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Zara creates loungewear that looks like a Japanese school P.E. uniform

New fashion choice puzzles people around Japan.

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Brown-haired girl sues Japanese school for telling her to dye hair black, court makes decision

Four-year lawsuit ends with win for former student, but not the one she was hoping for.

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Netflix offering full Tokyo anime school scholarships with living expense support, open to foreigners

Streaming giant teams up with Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell studios for course designed by Studio Ghibli veteran.

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Former schoolgirl sues Tokyo high school that made her drop out for breaking no-dating rule

No love in school leads to fight in court.

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Male deer breaks into Japanese high school’s women’s bathroom【Video】

Breaks multiple school rules.

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A+ in kindness — Tsukuba university donates over 19 tons of food to students during pandemic【Vid】

School staff, Tsukuba farmers, and local businesses all pitch in.

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Man kicked out of Japan’s national college entrance exam for improper mask-wearing technique

If you can’t handle wearing a mask properly, you’re probably not ready for higher education.

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Japanese school renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform

New dress code allows choice of bottoms for female students only.

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Dumb Japanese school dress codes — Coronavirus winter edition

In a year like no other, school insists on enforcing same old dress code even while temperature in classrooms is anything but normal.

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ALT in Japan asked to remove earrings by Board of Education

Assistant language teacher left angered by the request.

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