Japanese junior high school student comes up with ingenious way to bypass iPad usage restriction

Kids these days are just too clever for their own good.

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Japanese junior high school student pranks teacher by lacing school lunch with laxative

The poor female assistant teacher was rushed to hospital caused by a malicious prank.

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Japanese middle school student drives cram school teacher nuts with delusional rantings

How do you teach those who don’t want to be taught?

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Male teacher in China cosplays as female characters, gets discovered by his own student

How would you react if you found out not only that your teacher cosplays female characters, but that he’s kind of a cutie too?

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How Japanese universities are trying to help worried parents by babying their students

University means a lot of things to people, but most of us have the same initial thought when we receive that glorious acceptance letter: FREEDOM! You are rid of your parents, can ignore those pesky siblings and finally carve out your own space in the world. You get to experience all sorts of the highs and lows, like living on your own for the first time, cooking for yourself and being the only one who cares if you make it to class.

All the responsibility lies with the student; university is the time for coming of age and shaping the adult that you will be. Recently though, Japanese parents have become increasingly vocal about their concerns for their children and the fact that there are not many support systems in place to give the parents some peace of mind. Well, as it turns out, the universities are listening and bowing to parents’ wishes.

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Teacher rejects student’s declarations of love through comments on class worksheets

I’m sure we all harboured a secret crush on a school teacher at least once during our formative years. The operative word here being ‘secret’, mind you.

Spare a thought for this poor Japanese teacher who was faced with open declarations of love, and even a marriage proposal, from one of her students, but who responded to them all with real aplomb.

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Photos of beautiful Chinese university student appear online, men go wild (also rain still wet)

Asia is certainly not short of good-looking women, and it seems like every other day that some new model or wannabe pop idol appears online and wins legions of fans. But this week a selection of 10 photos of one university student in Beijing are being pored over by men all over the country, who seemingly can’t get enough of her “bewitching purity and innocence“.

But what do you think?

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15 Japanese students who are really nailing this high school thing

High school is a drag, especially in Japan. Along with all the typical tests and homework that come with being a student, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of rules (you must wear special indoor shoes, wear a mask if you’re sick, open all the windows in the dead of winter to ventilate the room) that are enough to make even the most diligent of students want to scream. That’s why these Japanese students are really nailing this high school thing. Not only have they found a way to have a little fun amongst the stress and pressure of school life, they’re pulling it off with style and creativity that not only brings a smile to their own faces, but the faces of procrastinating netizens all over the world. Nailed it!

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Elementary school girls rescue wheelchair-bound woman stranded on train tracks

Here’s a happy little story to start your weekend off right!

This Wednesday, a group of seven elementary school girls spotted an elderly lady trapped on a railroad crossing in Yamanashi Prefecture. Her electric-powered wheelchair had run out of power, leaving the poor woman stranded–and that’s when the brave girls sprang into action.

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Local 13-Year-Old Boy Commended by Police for Rescuing Woman from Train Groper

In a small ceremony at the Ukyo Ward Precinct of the Kyoto Prefectural Police, Chief Suzuki presented 13-year-old junior high student, Ryoga Nomura, with a certificate of appreciation for his bravery during a train ride home. Nomura was recognized for almost single-handedly leading police to the arrest of a drunken adult male for inappropriately touching the woman next to him.

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Suspicious News: Suspicious Man Reported to Police by Suspicious Middle School Girls

Late last year we ran a story about a man being reported to police for asking schoolgirls for directions in Aichi and the possible social implications of this.

Last week in Osaka a similar incident occurred. However, in this case it’s uncertain who the truly “suspicious” person is; the man or the girls who reported him.

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What’s The Best Thing You Ever Said To Your Teacher (To Make Them Completely Lose It)?

We’ve all had teachers with a variety of temperaments. Some were cool, mellow. Some awkward, or just characters. (But hey, teachers are human too and they have to put up with students’ quirkiness as well).

Have you ever said or done anything that pushed your teacher over the edge, even for just a second? Below are an assortment of such utterances taken from a 2ch thread titled “Tell Us Something You Said That Pissed off Your Teacher.” Some of them may sound weird, and you may be shocked at the violent reaction of some of the teachers, but you need to take into account that some forms of hitting are still considered acceptable in Japanese schools. Read More

Chinese Students Invoke Sun Tzu For Claiming Classroom Seats: Chains, Toilet Paper and Mittens Among Weapons Used

Getting a seat in class is a very tense situation. It can make or break the way your day or year will go, depending on the class system.  Clearly sitting with your friends is important, as is getting out of the teacher’s line of sight if you want to doze off for a bit.

It’s funny how many students obediently follow imaginary rules like “calling” their seats as a way of reserving where you want to sit.  As the unwritten, unspoken rule goes: callings may be verbal or implied by leaving one’s personal possessions in the location of the seat. Any calling dispute, such as simultaneous callings is to be determined by an ad hoc challenge, preferably rock-paper-scissors.

Such a rule doesn’t seem to exist in Chinese schools, however, as this lack of social etiquette has turned classrooms into the Thunderdome of seat saving, where the one rule is – there are no rules.

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