EDUCATION

Apr 26
Police have sent prosecutors papers on a 14-year-old boy for allegedly threatening a public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district that introduced uniforms designed by high-end Italian brand Armani. (Japan Times)

Apr 26
Japanese education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi apologized Wednesday for “causing confusion” over a magazine article that said he used an official vehicle during daytime on a weekday to go to a yoga class. (Jiji)

Apr 22
Osaka has been considered something of a pioneer in LGBT rights in Japan. Back in 2013, Yodogawa Ward was the first government body in the country to officially declare support for LGBT communities. While merely a symbolic gesture at first, it has spread into a larger movement of sensitivity that now includes all wards in Osaka. (soranews24.com)

Apr 20
Some cafes in Japan are offering college students simulated experiences, using virtual reality technology, of everyday life at work in a company. (Jiji)

Apr 18
The average life expectancy in 2015 for women was highest in Kitanakagusuku, a village in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa, at 89.0 years, a health ministry survey showed Tuesday. (Jiji)

Apr 17
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing 10 million yen in cash from a friend’s house, according to police. (Japan Today)

Apr 17
Nearly 20 pct of job-hunting university students in Japan secured informal offers of employment next spring as of April 1 this year, a private survey showed. (Jiji)

Apr 14
A Japanese government survey shows the country’s population continues to shrink and age. (NHK)

Apr 14
The Japanese government on Friday decided as an emergency measure to advise Internet service providers to block malicious pirating websites as part of efforts to enhance the protection of copyrights on manga and anime works. (Jiji)

Apr 14
Japanese men and women seem to sleep as much as one hour less than people from other countries. (soranews24.com)