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High school cyclist gets a hard lesson in looking both ways before crossing the street

June 17, 2014 - 23:07
The video shows a group of three school girls riding their bicycles down the street and coming to a crossing with 止まれ, which means stop and is pronounced "toh・mah・rei," clearly written on both the street and a stop sign. (
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Whaling suspension to change school lunches

June 16, 2014 - 23:10
Japan's decision to suspend research whaling in the Antarctic Ocean is causing a change in whale meat served for lunches at Japanese public schools. (NHK)
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Japan enacts school board reform bill

June 14, 2014 - 00:23
Japan's parliament enacted Friday an amendment bill to the regional education administration law to reform the school board system of local governments. (Jiji Press)
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Japan schools aware of 606 children with gender dysphoria

June 13, 2014 - 23:41
Schools in Japan are aware of a total of 606 children with gender identity disorder, the education ministry's first-ever survey on the matter revealed Friday. (Jiji Press)
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11-year-old girl in coma since June 10 pool accident dies

June 13, 2014 - 06:31
A 6th grade elementary school girl who was pulled unconscious from the bottom of her school pool on June 10 died Thursday without having regained consciousness, hospital officials said. (Japan Today)
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Foul odor sickens 41 students, teachers at Wakayama school

June 12, 2014 - 06:48
Police in Wakayama said Thursday that a foul odor sickened 41 students and faculty members at Municipal Kasai Middle School on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Osaka studies ways to deal with problem children in schools

June 11, 2014 - 22:54
In an effort to deal with problem students who regularly disturb class time, the Osaka City Board of Education is planning to develop a program in which such students are removed from their normal classes for a short period of time and placed in specialized guidance programs designed to help them get back on track. (Japan Today)
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School principal in Gunma arrested for taking photos in women's toilet

June 9, 2014 - 22:41
Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, said Monday that an elementary school principal has been arrested for taking photos in a women's toilet at the school. (Japan Today)
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