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10,000 school buildings not quake-resistant

June 2, 2014 - 12:38
Japan's education ministry says more than 90 percent of public school buildings in the country have been made earthquake resistant. But more than 10,000 others have not yet been rebuilt nor reinforced, and could collapse in the event of a powerful quake. (NHK)
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Removal of milk from school lunches sparks debate over dietary habits

June 2, 2014 - 06:50
Milk doesn't go well with Japanese cuisine, called "washoku," does it? This simple question has provoked a heated controversy over school lunch menus. (Asahi)
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Comprehensive food textbooks planned

May 31, 2014 - 00:16
The education ministry has decided to distribute textbooks on food and nutrition to primary, middle and high school students from fiscal 2016, according to ministry sources. (The Japan News)
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800 sick after drinking cafeteria milk at Chiba schools

May 31, 2014 - 00:12
Chiba prefectural health officials said Friday that about 3,400 students and teachers experienced an odd taste in the milk they received as part of their lunches at several elementary and middle schools on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Girls' shocking manga shedding light on school bullying

May 29, 2014 - 22:50
Similar to young girls in typical Japanese anime, artist Kaoru Igarashi's manga characters all have distinctively large eyes and wear fancy school uniforms. But their words and actions are certainly not common in the usual comics for children. (Asahi)
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3 youths arrested for throwing eggs at foreign students in Saga

May 29, 2014 - 05:54
Police in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested three youths, one aged 19, and two aged 18, for throwing eggs at students from Nepal, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. (Japan Today)
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