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Boy entering all-girls high school creates real-life harem anime

April 9, 2015 - 23:32
Any guy who's watched a harem anime before - one where a single male is surrounded by many women - has probably giggled to himself about what it would be like to be in a similar situation himself. (
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New high school opens in nuclear crisis-hit area in Fukushima

April 8, 2015 - 22:43
A new high school opened on Wednesday in an area near Japan's worst nuclear accident site, in Fukushima Prefecture, aiming partly to develop human resources who can help promote reconstruction of the northeastern Japan prefecture. (Jiji Press)
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Ex-school head in Yokohama arrested

April 8, 2015 - 22:33
A former head of a municipal junior high school in Yokohama was arrested on Wednesday for taking photos of his sexual acts with a teenage girl in Manila in or around early January 2014. (The Japan News)
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70% of foreign applicants decline attending Todai

April 7, 2015 - 23:23
Seventy percent of foreign students who passed the entrance examination of the University of Tokyo's College of Arts and Sciences for a special course to start in the autumn of the 2014 school year declined to enroll, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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13-year-old boy jumps to death from tower in Niigata

April 6, 2015 - 23:15
A 13-year-old boy apparently jumped to his death from a communications tower in a field in Gosen, Niigata Prefecture, on Monday morning. (Japan Today)
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Classroom controversy: Japanese textbooks toe government line on disputed islands

April 6, 2015 - 23:00
For the first time, all middle-school social studies textbooks in Japan will refer to the Senkaku Islands and Takeshima, adhering to guidelines that insist they be described as Japanese territory, an education ministry review shows. (Nikkei)
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Parents' liability in fatal accident examined

April 5, 2015 - 23:24
The question of whether parents should be held liable for accidents caused by their children has been raised ahead of a Supreme Court ruling to be made Thursday in a closely watched case involving an elderly man's death. (The Japan News)
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Disappointing levels of English

March 29, 2015 - 00:05
The education ministry reported last month that high school English-proficiency scores fell far short of its goals. (Japan Times)
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