EDUCATION – 3

Mar 23
The number of foreign residents in Japan had risen 6.6 percent at the end of 2018 from a year earlier, to reach a record high of some 2.73 million, Justice Ministry data showed on Friday. (Japan Times)

Mar 23
Companies recruiting technology majors from Japanese universities are bracing for another year of missed targets as the supply of graduates fails to keep pace with broad demand for such skills as AI engineering and data analysis.
(Nikkei)

Mar 23
Princess Kako, the 24-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, expressed her wish for her sister’s happiness in a written answer to the media on the occasion of her graduation from International Christian University in Tokyo on Friday. (Kyodo)

Mar 21
Police on Thursday arrested a 14-year-old junior high school boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a classmate at their school in Saijo, Ehime Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Mar 18
Japan’s education ministry says it wants to find out how many foreign national children are living in the country but not enrolled in schools.
(NHK)

Mar 14
Two 12-year-old elementary school students apparently jumped to their deaths from an apartment building in Aichi Prefecture on Tuesday, leaving notes suggesting that they were being bullied, according to investigative sources. (Japan Times)

Mar 11
March 11th marks the eighth anniversary of the major earthquake that hit northeastern Japan and the ensuing nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
(NHK)

Mar 11
The Justice Ministry plans to require foreign workers entering the country using the new work visas to submit medical certificates, informed sources said.
(Japan Times)

Mar 06
Japan aims to set up a nationally recognized accreditation program for teachers of its native tongue, seeking to improve language education for foreign workers as the country prepares to welcome them in greater numbers. (Nikkei)

Mar 06
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday approved a bill to revise the broadcast law to allow public broadcaster NHK to start simultaneous online streaming of its television programs. (Japan Today)