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Social media blamed for crimes against youths

11 hours 47 min ago
Japanese police say more than 900 people under the age of 18 were victimized through social media in the first 6 months of this year. (NHK)
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Tokyo teacher warned for paying student Y1,000 to teach class

October 19, 2017 - 08:07
A male high school teacher in the capital was warned by the capital's board of education on Tuesday for paying a female student in cash to teach his class instead. (
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In a first, Japanese mothers spend more time on kids than chores

October 17, 2017 - 22:15
Mothers with young children in Japan are now spending more time on child care than household chores, thanks in part to their increasing use of time-saving appliances. (Nikkei)
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Number of Vietnamese in Japan's training program tops 26,000

October 16, 2017 - 00:55
The number of Vietnamese people in Japan's technical intern training program for foreigners stood at 26,437 in January-June this year, becoming the largest group, according to a recent survey by the Immigration Bureau of Japan. (Jiji)
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13 children taken to hospital after strong acid spills during science experiment

October 13, 2017 - 07:47
Thirteen children were taken to hospital Friday after hydrochloric acid spilled over during a science experiment class at an elementary school in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, the local education board said. (Japan Today)
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AKB48 members participate in event seeking to eradicate online crimes

October 12, 2017 - 08:19
Members of the popular all-girl idol group AKB48 and law enforcement participated in an event in Chiyoda Ward on Wednesday that seeks to eradicate online crimes, reports Sankei Sports. (
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New immigration rules affecting Japanese school in Austria

October 9, 2017 - 23:26
Austria's stricter immigration controls are jeopardizing classes at the Japanese School in Vienna, as two teachers failed to obtain visas before their visa-free stays in the country expired Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Physical strength of Japanese women aged 35-44 lowest ever

October 9, 2017 - 11:19
Physical strength and athletic ability of women aged 35-39 and 40-44 have fallen to the lowest levels ever, an annual survey by the Japan Sports Agency showed Sunday. (Jiji)
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Japanese-born Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

October 5, 2017 - 22:52
Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his book “The Remains of the Day,” has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. (
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Daito Bunka University receives 5th bomb threat this year

October 4, 2017 - 22:33
Daito Bunka University located in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward has received its fifth bomb threat this year, police and university officials said Wednesday. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said the person responsible faces charges of forcible obstruction of business. (Japan Today)
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Five-nation crackdown hits half of Japanese-language schools

October 4, 2017 - 22:32
New rules requiring greater scrutiny of applicants from five countries have landed Japanese-language schools with that little bit more paperwork. (Japan Times)
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Principal of school where student attacked teacher criticized for half-hearted apology

October 4, 2017 - 10:17
Many people in Japan are still trying to wrap their heads around an incident that occurred on September 28 at Hakata High School in Fukuoka Prefecture, in which a student violently assaulted his teacher after the educator confiscated a tablet on which the boy had been watching movies during class time. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo man arrested for attempted black magic on school kids

October 1, 2017 - 21:47
On the morning of 26 September in Tokyo, schoolchildren on their way to a day of learning and play at Edogawa Elementary School were crossing a pedestrian land bridge. However, hanging from the rail was a little doll made of straw along with a note which read "All you f***ing brats jump from here and die." (
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Japanese high school student repeatedly kicks his teacher while class is in session

October 1, 2017 - 21:45
Schools in Japan aren't entirely free of misbehaving students, ranging from sleepers to delusional ranters. (
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Enrollment limits imposed on Tokyo universities for FY 2018

September 29, 2017 - 23:39
Japan's education ministry published Friday special rules aimed at limiting student enrollment at private universities in central Tokyo, with a view to correcting the excessive concentration of young people in the Japanese capital. (Jiji)
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1,900 students complain of 'odd smell' of milk distributed at schools in Tokyo

September 27, 2017 - 06:15
Around 1,900 students from 53 elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, Toshima and Itabashi wards have complained of an “unusual” smell coming from milk they were given as part of their school lunches, ward authorities reported Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Fukuoka school lunches laced with insects and hair, while Gifu teacher makes first-graders vomit

September 26, 2017 - 12:21
Foreign objects including insects and hair have been found in 46 lunchboxes offered at municipal junior high schools in Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, since April, the local eduction board said Tuesday. ()
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Fiscal health takes backseat amid free education drive

September 25, 2017 - 23:42
When it comes to fiscal reconstruction, Japan has a history of failing to deliver on its promises, largely because of economic turmoil originating abroad. (Japan Today)
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Nara teacher filmed stolen women’s underwear before returning items

September 24, 2017 - 00:50
Nara Prefectural Police have arrested a school teacher suspect in the repeated theft of women’s underwear that he filmed before returning, reports Nikkan Sports (Sept. 21). (
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Japan to expand service sector work for foreigners

September 22, 2017 - 23:08
Japan will open more service sector jobs to foreigners as early as the first half of next year amid a surge in tourism, thanks to the revised strategic special zone law that took effect Friday. (Nikkei)
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