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Japan to provide subsidies for private high school education

December 6, 2017 - 22:27
The Japanese government plans to provide subsidies to support private high school students from households with annual income of less than 5.9 million yen, stating in fiscal 2020, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Japanese high school volleyball player beaten by coach, teammates for violating no-dating rule

December 2, 2017 - 00:01
While it’s become common knowledge that many Japanese talent agencies prohibit idol singers from dating, there are similar rules in place at some Japanese high schools. (
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'Insuta-bae,' 'Sontaku' named top 2017 buzzwords in Japan

December 1, 2017 - 23:01
"Insuta-bae," or instagenic, and "sontaku," or acting for someone by guessing his or her intent, were selected in this year's top buzzwords in Japan on Friday. (Jiji)
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Princess Aiko turns 16, enjoying school life and learning her role

November 30, 2017 - 23:42
Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 16 on Friday, enjoying high school life and striving to better fulfill her role as a member of the imperial family. (Japan Today)
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Prosecutors drop rape case against 6 Keio University students

November 29, 2017 - 22:37
Prosecutors in Yokohama have decided not to prosecute six male students of Tokyo's Keio University, who were accused of sexual assault after coercing a female student to consume alcohol last year. (Japan Today)
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Only 36% of toilets in public high schools are Western-style: lawmaker survey

November 20, 2017 - 20:41
Japan may be known as the world leader when it comes to high-tech toilets, but only 35.8 percent of those in prefectural high schools are Western-style. (Japan Times)
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Japanese prisons upgrade interpretation services

November 19, 2017 - 22:12
Prison inmates who don't speak Japanese now have access to better interpretation services, thanks to a new system introduced earlier this month. (NHK)
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Tokyo campus tie-up between Temple Japan and Showa Women's University could offer model for the future

November 15, 2017 - 21:38
Tokyo-based Showa Women's University (SWU) and Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) have announced a unique campus-sharing agreement that could offer a model to other Japanese schools. (Japan Times)
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Tomio-Maruyama tomb mound found likely biggest of round ones in Japan

November 15, 2017 - 21:34
The Tomio-Maruyama ancient tomb mound in the western Japan city of Nara has been found likely to be the largest of known round-shaped tombs in the country, the city's archaeological research center said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Saitama elementary school teacher accused of molesting female students

November 15, 2017 - 00:26
Saitama Prefectural Police have sent a 29-year-old temporary teacher at an elementary school to prosecutors for the molestation of two female students, reports TBS News. (
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Japanese junior high school student pranks teacher by lacing school lunch with laxative

November 13, 2017 - 02:25
Junior high school students in Japan are generally well-behaved, though occasionally a few naughty ones may slip through the disciplinary system and wreak juvenile havoc. (
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Govt. to act against 'suicide websites'

November 10, 2017 - 21:12
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has instructed ministers to step up measures against inappropriate websites that deal with suicide. (NHK)
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Japan expanding free preschool, part of Abe's $17.5bn spending

November 9, 2017 - 08:05
Japan will spend roughly 800 billion yen ($7.01 billion) to expand its free preschool program, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to increase human resources investment. (Nikkei)
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80 Japan local govts eyeing night junior high schools

November 8, 2017 - 22:54
Eighty local governments in Japan are considering or making preparations for the establishment of pubic night junior high schools to be attended by people who were unable to finish compulsory education for various reasons and foreigners, the education ministry has said. (Jiji)
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Law to improve treatment of foreign trainees enforced in Japan

October 31, 2017 - 21:47
A law to improve the treatment of foreign trainees under Japan's technical training program was put into effect on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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UNESCO lists visits by Korean envoys to Japan

October 31, 2017 - 04:56
UNESCO has decided to add historic records of visits by Korean envoys to Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries to its Memory of the World Register. (NHK)
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Former AKB48 member speaks out against Osaka school that forced its student to dye her hair

October 31, 2017 - 04:53
Sayaka Akimoto recounts similar pressures she faced herself in school. (
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Finance Ministry opposes free higher education for all students

October 29, 2017 - 10:35
The Finance Ministry considers it inappropriate to make higher education in Japan free without exception, informed sources said. (Japan Times)
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Abe asks firms to provide 300 billion yen to raise nursery capacity

October 27, 2017 - 23:36
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked the business community to provide 300 billion yen to help reduce the number of children on nursery waiting lists. (Jiji)
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No. of reported school bullying cases in Japan hit record high in 2016

October 27, 2017 - 12:35
The number of reported bullying cases at Japanese schools hit a record high of more than 320,000 in the 2016 academic year due partly to efforts to detect early signs, the education ministry says. (Japan Today)
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