youth

“I’ll kill you!” says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use restroom

Japanese police say call of nature was no excuse for threat of violence.

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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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We get ourselves a facelift for less than ten dollars and look instantly younger

And all it took was a few strips of tape!

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Is Japan’s “Hai, Cheese!” photo culture becoming obsolete?

More and more young Japanese women are saying “peace out” to old photo-taking customs.

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Say hello to Japan’s new generation of adults, fresh from Kitakyushu’s seijinshiki ceremony

Kimonos and gangsta flair to celebrate freedom and individuality before conforming to Japanese society. 

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Tokyo changes age limit for kids going into opposite sex’s bath at hot springs and sento

Not all parents are happy with the stricter regulation.

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Japan is opening a video gaming/e-sports high school, and the idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Starting next spring, going to school is going to mean going to Shibuya to play games for some Tokyo teens.

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Japanese teenager tries to look cool for a girl, gets punished by the universe/wild animal

Moonlight motorcycle ride for two gets an unexpected third wheel, then things continue to get worse

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All-boys’ high school in Japan has mandatory grooming lesson, teaches about skincare, hairstyling

125-year-old Tokyo school wants its boys to think of proper grooming as part of their “gentlemen’s education.”

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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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