EDUCATION – 5

Oct 11
The oldest written copy of part of the 11th-century Japanese epic The Tale of Genji, has been found in the home of a Tokyo family with ancestral ties to a feudal lord. (theguardian.com)

Oct 07
The number of babies born in Japan is declining even faster than expected, highlighting the need to support families in order to avert even greater strain on the nation’s social safety net and economy. (Nikkei)

Oct 05
A male teacher at an elementary school in western Japan has complained of being bullied by four senior colleagues, claiming they daubed curry on his body and rubbed spicy soup against his eyes, a local education board said Friday. (Japan Today)

Oct 02
The consumption tax hike to 10 percent Tuesday has left low-income households already struggling to make ends meet worrying about how to cope with the higher cost of living. (Japan Times)

Oct 01
A record high percentage of Japan’s male government officials took childcare leave in the fiscal year that ended in March. (NHK)

Sep 28
Japan’s education ministry says as many as 20,000 foreign children living in the country are believed not to be receiving school education.
(NHK)

Sep 28
The Justice Ministry said Friday it will launch a study by the end of this year on whether to introduce a system of joint custody in Japan, where child custody is awarded to one parent after divorce. (Japan Today)

Sep 27
If you ask people in the street about bullying, the chances are you will hear that most of them believe that bullying is something that happens and stays in high school. (newsonjapan.com)

Sep 26
Three Japanese researchers are among potential Nobel laureates in a list released by a US information service company. This year’s winners will be announced beginning October 7. (NHK)

Sep 22
A private women’s university in Miyagi Prefecture said Saturday it will start accepting from April 2021 students who were born male but identify themselves as female, becoming the first private institution to admit such transgender students. (Japan Today)