students

That time our reporter’s classmate became possessed by a dead child at school

Kokkuri-san is a Japanese ouija board that shouldn’t be messed with.

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Blackboards in the west, hallways in the north: Japanese school layouts spark discussion online

Are all Japanese schools designed the same way???

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All Tokyo public high schools abolish rules forcing students to dye non-black hair, underwear color regs

Popular boys’ hairstyle also removed from banned list.

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Students in Japan get free point on entrance exam because of typo, Internet says they got off easy

Fukushima Board of Education admits mistake, but it’s hard to imagine it made any difference.

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Japanese man breaks into school to recover stuff teacher took from him…over 40 years ago

It should still be around somewhere, right?

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How many favorite voice actors do Japanese high school kids have and who are they?

Survey sheds light on who the most popular voices in anime are among boys and girls these days.

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How often do Japanese high school kids watch anime, and do boys and girls watch the same series?

Survey compiles lists of top 10 anime male and female high school students are following.

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Japanese elementary school student teaches us how to solve a difficult maths problem

A lesson in multiplication opens our eyes to a new way of thinking. 

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Japanese schoolgirl commended by police for helping lost child

Student says she stepped in when she saw adults walking past the young girl, who was soaked in the rain.

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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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ALT in Japan asked to remove earrings by Board of Education

Assistant language teacher left angered by the request.

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No school trip? No problem! Japanese students to go on a virtual school trip in Minecraft instead

Junior high school students at one school are learning Japanese culture by recreating historical sites in the popular game.

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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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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 student’s “drug dealer” English gaffe confuses foreign ALT

Assistant Language Teacher quickly learns that Japanese doesn’t always translate properly into English.

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Japanese mom praises hard-studying teenage son…for his Pokémon notes?!?

Scholarly approach makes it look like he’s been hitting the books, but really he’s just trying to catch ‘em all.

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Poor social crotch distancing, closed schools raise teen pregnancy risks in Japan, hospital says

Hospital’s pregnancy consultation division receives its most queries from junior high and high school students ever.

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Sheltering-in-place Japanese schoolkids form “Neo-Chorus” choir to refresh our hearts【Video】

Pocari shows they’re the kings of both sports hydration and sentimentality — and want other school kids to get singing, too.

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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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