Mar 05
The Fukuoka District Court has awarded 200 million yen in damages to a 29-year-old man who was paralyzed in a school sports day accident in 2003. (Japan Today)
Mar 05
The first ladies of the United States and Japan are planning to discuss boosting girls’ education around the world. Michelle Obama will visit Japan later this month. (NHK)
Mar 03
A 26-year-old teacher from Oregon has been jailed in Japan after receiving a bottle of prescribed Adderall pills in the mail for her attention deficit disorder. (
Mar 02
The number of s tudents from Vietnam in Japan increased by 91.6 percent to 26,439 in May 2014, the second largest among foreign students, according to the latest survey by Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO). (
Mar 02
Japan is one of the world’s richest countries but one in six Japanese children now live in poverty – one of the worst rates in the industrialised world. (ABC)
Mar 02
Major businesses in the country will begin Sunday their recruitment processes for university students who are due to graduate in spring 2016. (The Japan News)
Feb 26
Seiha English Academy may not be as instantly recognizable as Aeon, Berlitz, ECC, and the other major players in Japan’s English education industry. (
Feb 25
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday it will extend the stay of nursing and caregiver trainees from Indonesia and the Philippines for an extra year to allow those who failed the qualifying exam another chance to pass it. (Japan Today)
Feb 24
A 13-year-old boy found dead on a riverbank in Kawasaki who may have been the victim of bullying was killed with multiple sharp objects, investigative sources said Tuesday, noting the victim had sustained a deep stab wound to the neck. (Japan Times)
Feb 23
A 16-year-old Saitama high school boy remain unconscious in hospital on Monday after he was hit in the head by a baseball Sunday. (Japan Today)