EDUCATION

Sep 27
Students had more than 6,500 accidents while doing “human pyramid” gymnastic formations at primary schools in fiscal 2012, a public organization promoting sports found recently. (The Japan News)
Sep 25
With his penchant for mooning and blurting out risqué spoonerisms, Crayon Shin-chan has delighted Japanese children, and infuriated their parents, for more than two decades. (The Guardian)
Sep 25
Among world institutions influential on research into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Kyoto University has been ranked second – behind only Harvard University – in a field that is rapidly capturing global attention. (The Japan News)
Sep 24
The University of Tsukuba has been rated the 13th best new university worldwide, in a ranking that compares the merits of such institutions set up within the past 50 years. (Japan Times)
Sep 24
A college here promised to never again feed students a deep-sea fish that can trigger uncontrollable bowel movements and has been banned from markets since causing a food-poisoning outbreak in 1970. (Asahi)
Sep 23
The government has decided to increase the number of Assistant Language Teachers considerably over a five-year period, starting from the next school year, to strengthen English education at primary schools. (The Japan News)
Sep 23
A marketing class at Harvard Business School will use ANA Holding Inc.’s corporate strategy of changing its ways of thinking and flexibly responding to changing business environments to successfully overtake a leading rival as a case study, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
Sep 21
The education ministry will help promote consolidation of public primary and middle schools facing falls in the number of students, informed sources said. (The Japan News)
Sep 20
Fifty-one children died in 49 abuse cases in Japan in fiscal 2012, excluding deaths from murder-suicide cases, with both numbers falling by seven from the preceding year, a Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry report showed Friday. (The Japan News)
Sep 17
Princess Mako, 22, the oldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, left Haneda airport on Wednesday morning for London to begin one year of study in England. (Japan Today)