EDUCATION

Sep 02
A school in Indonesia is in hot water for utilizing an image of a popular adult video (AV) star from Japan in teaching materials, reports weekly tabloid Shukan Jitsuwa (Sep. 3). (Tokyo Reporter)
Sep 02
Japan’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday launched an online system to help parents communicate with their children who are now with their estranged spouses under the framework of an international treaty to help settle cross-border child custody disputes. (Japan Today)
Sep 01
Child suicides tend to occur more often around the time summer vacation ends and school is about to start, according to a government survey, despite nationwide efforts to take preventive measures. (The Japan News)
Sep 01
The government plans to promote the export of Japanese-style education systems to emerging nations starting in fiscal 2016 in order to provide them with the know-how to teach discipline, develop high scholastic ability and foster practical human resources for immediate use. (The Japan News)
Aug 29
The Japanese have the reputation of longevity. Now, the latest studies show that they also enjoy the longest periods of healthy lives. (NHK)
Aug 27
Rock climbing and bouldering aren’t really the first sports we associate with junior high and high school students. (rocketnews24.com)
Aug 25
Nearly half of the 60 national universities with humanities and social science faculties plan to abolish those departments in the 2016 academic year or later, according to a survey conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun. (The Japan News)
Aug 24
Eleven children were stung by wasps while walking in a wooded area in Koge, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
Aug 21
GOSE, Nara Prefecture–Researchers are excavating what could have been one of the nation’s largest settlements in the fourth century. (Asahi)
Aug 19
Japanese children who commit suicide tend to do so shortly after taking long vacations, a government survey showed Tuesday, urging that extra attention be paid to children before the end of the summer holiday. (Kyodo)