EDUCATION

Sep 16
Tensions between North Korea and Japan are threatening the survival of this and dozens of other Korean schools. (theguardian.com)
Sep 12
Police in Chiba are investigating a series of thefts at two high schools in which 80 students were robbed of a total of Y360,000. (Japan Today)
Sep 12
Princess Kako dropped out of Gakushuin University in Tokyo at the end of August in the hope of entering another university, it was learned Thursday. (The Japan News)
Sep 11
Japan placed 40th among 48 nations and regions in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) in 2013, another year of bottom-scraping rankings for the country, according to test organizers. (Asahi)
Sep 09
Japan remained bottom among 32 comparable Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member states in public spending on education in 2011, an OECD survey showed Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Sep 09
What young mother would be so heartless as to entrust the lives of her two young sons into the care of a baby sitter, a stranger, hired sight unseen over the Internet? (Asahi)
Sep 07
IMPHAL, India–Rusting helmets and rifles, water canteens with kanji characters and photos of loved ones: They are among the few relics of the Battle of Imphal, fought here 70 years ago at a cost of more than 30,000 Japanese lives. (Asahi)
Sep 06
About 803,900 people worldwide are estimated to have killed themselves in 2012, a World Health Organization report revealed Thursday. (The Japan News)
Sep 06
Bridge builders and artisans who toiled under the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate designed spans that were more than just aesthetically pleasing–they were built to last and endure heavy loads. (Asahi)
Sep 04
In pursuing quantity over quality, struggling Japanese universities may be setting themselves up for disaster. (The Diplomat)