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Public high school in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture will no longer take student absences into account for entrance applications

Board of Education doesn’t want students to be penalized for times when missing school is necessary.

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This six-year-old Japanese girl is school’s one and only first-grader as lack-of-kids shutdown ends

School is back in session in this Ehime mountain town, where the student body has dramatically expanded to a very small size.

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Upskirt photos lead Japanese high school to redesign cheerleader uniforms

Ahead of Japan’s national baseball tournament, one school’s strategy sessions includes a plan to prevent peeping photography.

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Japanese teacher beats up student for making fun of his body by calling him anime character name

Board of Education hands down punishments to teachers fighting, dating their teenage students.

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Japanese university globalizes with fall start date, governor wants English as official language

Says Japan will “continue to decline” without greater globalization.

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Anime girl English teacher Ellen-sensei to star in written-in-Japanese light novel series

Ellen Baker expands her (New) horizons.

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Foreign student’s comment leads to Japan’s favorite tonkotsu ramen being added to school lunch menu

This guy must now be a hero to his classmates.

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Japanese rail company lets teens ride for free on super stressful entrance exam days

Test takers given free pass and good luck charm.

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Foreign English teacher in Japan calls student’s ability garbage, says it was an “American joke”

Teacher reprimanded for inappropriate remarks towards junior high school student.

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Tokyo makes high school free for all families, even the rich ones

Even public high schools charge tuition in Japan, but that’s going to be ending soon in the nation’s largest city.

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Japanese educators want to allow students to use robot substitutes to attend school

Kumamoto City Board of Education thinks robots can help ease kids with anxiety issues back into social interaction.

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Eiko Digital Creative High School opens in two cities where students can study e-sports and more

A new flexible learning-based high school program allows students to pursue their passions in preparation for careers in the gaming industry.

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When bullying happens in Japan, should parents go to the police? We ask an educator

As our reporter’s daughter enters elementary school, he talks with an education veteran about how to deal with bullying.

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Japan’s first genderless, two-piece school swimsuits are now available for the public to purchase

Unisex swimsuits that were piloted last year are making such a splash that they’re now available for anyone to buy.

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Middle school teacher moonlighting as host bar host arrested in Nagoya

Woman he illegally invited to come to his bar wasn’t who she initially seemed to be either.

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Cloth randoseru Japanese backpacks are here to lighten load on parents’ wallets and kids’ backs

Nitori asks whether Japanese elementary school kids’ backpacks really need to be so heavy.

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Students hospitalized after eating teacher’s homemade yogurt in Nagoya

Science lesson leads to lots of vomiting by students and school staff.

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Japan’s randoseru school backpacks keep getting more expensive, so now parents can rent them

Lower cost isn’t the only benefit of Japan’s first randoseru subscription service, company says.

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Critically acclaimed A-bomb manga Barefoot Gen excerpts removed from Hiroshima school curriculum

Elementary school students’ Peace Education lessons have included excerpts from manga by atomic bombing survivor since 2013.

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Student in Japan misses week of class after school won’t let him wear sweatshirt on snowy day

Student suffers fever after being told to take off extra layer on coldest day of the year.
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