Oct 26
Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, has been absent from her junior high school for a month due to her poor health condition, an Imperial Household Agency official said Tuesday. (Japan Today)

Oct 26
Officials at a school here on Tuesday downplayed a video released on social media that shows a student from the baseball team confined in a small space behind bars and being bullied. (

Oct 25
A panel of experts urged the Japanese education ministry Monday to clarify the definition of serious school bullying cases and draw up guidelines for investigations of such cases. (Jiji)

Oct 23
Two statues of young girls symbolizing the so-called comfort women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II were unveiled in Shanghai in a ceremony held on Saturday. (Japan Times)

Oct 18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy after a stabbing incident left three persons injured at a high school in Chiyoda Ward, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)

Oct 17
A teacher in charge of a special needs education class for children with disabilities at an elementary school in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture, has been arrested for allegedly hitting the face of a 10-year-old boy and breaking his jaw. (Japan Today)

Oct 17
The government is planning to allow the distribution of liquid baby formula in the country, hoping the measure will encourage more men to join in child rearing as it takes less time compared with conventional baby formula which needs to be dissolved in hot water, government officials said Sunday. (Japan Times)

Oct 13
Musashino University in Tokyo has apologized for an online message posted by one of its professors, a former businessman, making light of deaths from overwork. (Japan Today)

Oct 08
The body of a 14-year-old girl was found floating in a river in Kobe after she apparently hanged herself with a rope tied to a bridge, police said Friday. (Japan Today)

Oct 07
The Imperial Household Agency announced Thursday that Emperor Akihito’s research paper on tanuki racoon dogs living on the Imperial Palace grounds has been published in a research report by the National Museum of Nature and Science. (Japan Times)