youth

Public high school in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture will no longer take student absences into account for entrance applications

Board of Education doesn’t want students to be penalized for times when missing school is necessary.

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Nagoya elementary students caught defrauding classmate for nearly 1 million yen

Money spent on souvenir tokens and Canadian currency.

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Upskirt photos lead Japanese high school to redesign cheerleader uniforms

Ahead of Japan’s national baseball tournament, one school’s strategy sessions includes a plan to prevent peeping photography.

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Japanese rail company lets teens ride for free on super stressful entrance exam days

Test takers given free pass and good luck charm.

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Kitakyushu’s Seijinshiki Coming-of-Age Ceremony: Where new adults go wild with outlandish kimono

Japanese style usually errs on the conservative side, but not at this ceremony. 

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Japanese educators want to allow students to use robot substitutes to attend school

Kumamoto City Board of Education thinks robots can help ease kids with anxiety issues back into social interaction.

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Japanese TV issues heatstroke alert, says to avoid exercise, keeps showing high school baseball game

Baffling mixed messages during this year’s coverage of the Koshien tournament.

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Over half of Japanese students in nationwide test score zero percent in English speaking section

But that number might not tell the whole story of why so many were at a loss for words.

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Japanese McDonalds’ branch bans an entire middle school from entering the restaurant

Kids’ bad behavior gets the whole school barred from the fast food restaurant down the street.

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Japanese schoolgirl talks foreigner out of suicide attempt on her way to class【Video】

17-year-old’s quick thinking and compassion save a life.

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Student in Japan misses week of class after school won’t let him wear sweatshirt on snowy day

Student suffers fever after being told to take off extra layer on coldest day of the year.
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Manga artist wants Japanese teachers to feel, for two seconds, how dumb their girls’ dress code is

Masayuki Ishikawa is fed up with a rule that keeps schoolgirls cold all winter long.

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Does everyone dress crazy at Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day ceremony?【Photos】

Every year all eyes are on the flashiest fashions at Kitakyushu, but there’s another side to the story.

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Say hello to Japan’s new generation of adults, fresh from Kitakyushu’s 2023 seijinshiki ceremony

These new adults say sayonara to their youth with colourful hair and gangsta costumes.

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“I’m the most famous thug in Saitama!” Japanese kids’ social media beef leads to beating, arrests

Never get into pointless arguments on the Internet, especially if the other person is friends with a yakuza member.

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Tokyo police create public service warning about kids obsessing over their favorite male idols

Police want kids and parents to be aware of the dangers of obsessive oshikatsu.

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Japanese government proposes raising age of consent from its current 13 years old

Revisions would also make it easier for victims of sexual assault to file charges.

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Medical bills to be free in all Tokyo wards for high school students, younger kids from next year

System has no family income restrictions and will address low birth rate, politicians hope.

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“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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