EDUCATION – 6

Jul 06
A male professor at Kagawa University in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, has caused a controversy after he posted on Twitter that his “hobby” was sexual harassment. The tweet went viral on the internet, resulting in a public apology by the university’s president on Tuesday. (Japan Today)

Jul 05
This spring, the Fukuoka Board of Education suddenly informed the 120 “guest teachers” responsible for its elementary school English classes that they were no longer welcome. (Japan Times)

Jul 04
A Japanese research team has discovered 3 World War Two-era submarines, including a German-made U-boat, in a bay opening towards the Sea of Japan. (NHK)

Jul 04
Classes resumed at an elementary school in the city of Toyama on Tuesday amid tight security, a week after a man killed a security guard who worked at the school and a police officer, with a knife and a gun, as well as firing bullets at the school. (Japan Times)

Jul 03
A national women’s university in Tokyo said Monday it will start from April 2020 accepting students born male but who identify themselves as female. (Japan Today)

Jun 27
Police arrested on Monday a 42-year-old man for allegedly stabbing to death a lecturer at an information technology seminar in Fukuoka the night before over what he claims to be trouble online. (Japan Today)

Jun 23
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested the principal of a special night school in Kamagaya City for allegedly trespassing into a toilet at the institution to take illicit photographs, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.comt)

Jun 21
The proportion of parents with infants in the country who want to have more children stands at around 70 percent, a private survey found Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Jun 20
An emerging number of Japanese schools are introducing genderless uniforms or flexible uniform codes in an effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. (Kyodo)

Jun 18
A basketball referee was punched in the face by a high school player during a game in the western Japanese prefecture of Nagasaki on Sunday. (NHK)