youth

Japanese teen saves elderly woman’s home from fire, credits love of anime for his heroism

Late-night convenience store run takes a dramatic turn.

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China announces new three-hour-a-week video game limit for kids

New regulations surprisingly don’t include the phrase “You know, when I was your age…”

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The only woman managing a high school baseball team in Osaka does things a little differently

And she’s making a big difference for her players.

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Anti-selfie tech? Japanese government pleads with cellphone carriers to curb inappropriate photos

Officials are eager to stop young people from sending salacious images.

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Japanese high schools abolish old rules, provide freedom with underwear, hair and dating

Pressured to review outdated prohibitions, an entire prefecture says goodbye to “relics of the past”.

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Strangers on a train – Random middle-aged guy gives Japanese high schooler great life advice

Tough-looking stranger has something to say about schoolboy’s studies.

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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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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Board of education asks schools to consider whether the policy is an outdated infringement on individual rights.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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Does Tokyo need a legal limit on kids’ video game playing time? Governor gives opinion

One year after Kagawa capped kids’ playtime, will Tokyo follow suit?

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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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Nagasaki teens find missing elderly woman by simply striking up a conversation on the bus

In this case, chatting up a stranger was for a good cause

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Japanese subway ad about depressed teens should probably be in a different place

Cram school’s message would be ordinarily be inspiring, but takes on an inadvertently dark, potentially dangerous atmosphere.

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Japan’s legal age of adulthood dropping by two years, but do teens understand what that means?

Survey sees if high school students know what they can and can’t do under the accelerated end of childhood.

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Japanese boy whom Ronaldo stood up for in 2014 becomes national soccer champion

Seven years later and still pursuing his dream.

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“Peaceful life with many dogs” is unacceptable dream, Japanese high school teacher tells student

Does your dream have to be a job?

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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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