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80 percent of universities in Japan plan to hold both in-person and online lessons

September 15, 2020 - 23:09
About 80 percent of universities and junior colleges plan to conduct both in-person and online lessons in the second semester of fiscal 2020 beginning this autumn, an education ministry survey showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision

September 13, 2020 - 21:01
Anyone who has ever taught or known a teacher knows how intense the workload can be — all over the world, teachers find themselves left adrift against a current of curriculums and nights spent grading papers, only to be rewarded with complaints and abuse from students, parents, and higher-ups alike. (Japan Today)
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Boy, 4, dies after choking on large grape at Tokyo kindergarten

September 9, 2020 - 21:50
A 4-year-old boy died after choking on a large grape while eating lunch at a Tokyo kindergarten and police have launched a probe into the accident, investigators said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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80 percent of children contracted virus from parents

September 9, 2020 - 21:37
A new survey shows that about 80 percent of the children who contracted the coronavirus in Japan were likely infected by family members. (NHK)
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Most popular Japanese slang today

September 5, 2020 - 20:41
These are are the most used and popular Japanese slang today. These must-know Japanese words are used commonly by younger Japanese people but also used by older ones. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
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Japan ranks 20th in child well-being report

September 3, 2020 - 21:31
Japan has ranked 20th out of 38 in a UNICEF report on the well-being of children in the world's richest countries. (NHK)
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18 virus clusters at schools in Japan since June

September 3, 2020 - 21:29
Japan's education ministry says 18 clusters of coronavirus infections have occurred at schools since they reopened in June after a nationwide closure. (NHK)
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What a Japanese town did with its abandoned schools

August 31, 2020 - 22:56
Many Japanese towns are losing population. This is what one Japanese town did with its abandoned schools. (Life Where I'm From)
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Japan's new skilled worker visa program still far behind goal

August 30, 2020 - 22:06
A new work permit introduced by Japan for overseas workers to help alleviate chronic labor shortages in certain industries has made an unexpectedly poor start, with only 3,987 of them obtaining the “specific skills visa” in the first year of the program, or less than 10 percent of the government’s target. (Japan Times)
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Schools in Japan face tough decisions as coronavirus spreads

August 29, 2020 - 01:42
Amid an increase in community transmission of the new coronavirus, more cases are being seen in which schoolchildren and teachers are testing positive for the virus or have had close contact with those who have been infected. (Japan Times)
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