schools

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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Japanese middle school criticized for pulling out girls’ bra straps to check their color

Law association calls practice a violation of human rights.

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Life isn’t like anime — Japanese school to close, students must transfer 200 kilometers away

Coronavirus is straw that breaks the back of boarding school with shrinking enrollment numbers.

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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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