EDUCATION – 8

Jul 11
The population of Japanese nationals has fallen for the 10th straight year, while the ratio of foreign residents topped 2 percent for the first time.
(NHK)

Jul 08
A log boat set off from Taiwan on Sunday on a journey of more than 200 kilometers to Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.
(NHK)

Jul 07
A male junior high school student died Saturday after being stabbed the previous day by a fellow student in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, according to police.
(Japan Today)

Jul 03
The Japanese operator of TOEIC said Tuesday it will not provide its English proficiency test as part of the country’s standardized university entrance exam system due to start next April, because the process is too complicated.
(Japan Today)

Jul 01
A new Japanese law took effect on Monday to prevent the spread of passive smoke, and bans indoor smoking in public spaces.
(NHK)

Jul 01
With Japan’s revised health promotion law, which includes enhanced measures against secondhand smoke, set to partially take effect at the beginning of July, universities across the country are divided over rules governing smoking.
(Japan Times)

Jun 28
Universities conducting classes in English, intellectual debates between foreign and Japanese students where new ideas are created — these are just some of the things the central government envisions for the nation’s higher education in order to become a magnet for talented researchers and students alike.
(Japan Times)

Jun 27
Japanese officials say a survey shows that a visa system the country uses to benefit highly-skilled foreign workers is not being widely used. They say many of those eligible don’t take advantage of it.
(NHK)

Jun 26
Japan aims to make a computer terminal available to every school student by around fiscal 2025, the education ministry said Tuesday.
(Japan Times)

Jun 23
Junior high school students have become slightly more open to the use of marijuana, in part due to the influence of the internet, an official survey suggests.
(Japan Times)