EDUCATION

Jul 05
Two more students have been arrested over the death of a student in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to five, police said. (Japan Today)
Jul 05
Megumi Igarashi’s ‘vagina art’ appears playful, but Japan’s prosecutors and fuming feminists aren’t laughing. It’s because only men are allowed to express sexual desire, academic says (scmp.com)
Jun 30
Head lice infestations – which often cause severe itching – have been spreading among nursery school and primary school pupils. (The Japan News)
Jun 29
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to establish a system to certify the skills of chefs who cook Japanese food abroad. (Jiji Press)
Jun 26
Publisher Sanseido KK is recalling 10,000 Japanese textbooks, which are used by many elementary schools in Tokyo, after an illustration showing a girl with three arms was mistakenly printed. (Japan Today)
Jun 26
A group of parents in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Thursday filed a petition with a local court against the municipal government’s new rule to dismiss children from nurseries when their parents take postnatal leave after their younger brothers or sisters are born. (Jiji Press)
Jun 23
Waseda University said Monday it took about half a year before it discovered personal data on roughly 3,300 officials and students had leaked via cyberattacks. (Japan Times)
Jun 20
Japanese middle school students have more stamina than their counterparts in other Asian nations, which is believed to be a result of sports club activities and physical education at schools, according to a survey. (The Japan News)
Jun 20
US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has encouraged Japanese heading for studies at US universities to become ambassadors to further advance bilateral ties. (NHK)
Jun 19
Parts of stone walls and gold-plated roof tiles believed to be the ruins of Shigetsu Castle have been discovered at the construction site for a new apartment complex in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, a private research firm has announced. (Japan Times)