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Famous professor seriously hurt in blade attack on Tokyo campus

November 29, 2022 - 23:11
A well-known Japanese professor was seriously wounded Tuesday in a suspected knife attack on a Tokyo university campus, and the attacker is still at large, police said. (Kyodo)
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20 kids hospitalised in Japan after sulfur-like odor leaves them ill

November 29, 2022 - 22:59
Twenty children in Japan's Osaka prefecture were hospitalised on Tuesday after a sulfur-like odor at their school left some of them feeling unwell. (
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Tokyo students take oral English test in high school entry exam amid doubts

November 28, 2022 - 20:58
The Tokyo metropolitan government has, for the first time, administered an English speaking test as part of its public high school entry exam amid doubts that the tests will be graded fairly. (Kyodo)
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Easy to paint without a brush! Acrylic painting

November 28, 2022 - 06:59
This is Shibasaki, your painting instructor. Today I would like to try painting without using a paintbrush. Please take your time to see how it will turn out. (Watercolor by Shibasaki)
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University of Tokyo to hire over 300 female faculty members by FY 2027

November 28, 2022 - 04:08
The University of Tokyo says it will hire more than 300 female professors and associate professors over the next six years. (NHK)
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Teacher pins note on student's back, "I ate the teacher's lunch without permission. I regret it."

November 22, 2022 - 12:09
A female teacher in her 20s who worked at a special support school in Osaka Prefecture was reprimanded and subsequently resigned after punishing a student who ate her lunch. (Fuji News Network)
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Meet Maiko in Kyoto | Mom is a former maiko

November 20, 2022 - 06:04
Today's video is kind of special. Because I'm taking you back to my home, where I spent time as a maiko geiko. (Kimono Mom)
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Teachers call for cancellation of English speaking test

November 20, 2022 - 00:00
With only one week before the introduction of an English speaking test in this year's Tokyo high school entrance examination, there have been calls from some teachers to cancel it, saying that fairness cannot be maintained, TV Asahi reports. (ANNnewsCH)
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Teachers' room discussion recorded accidentally on tablet upsets students

November 18, 2022 - 02:46
A board of education in Yamaguchi Prefecture has apologized that a junior high school student has become unable to attend school since hearing what teachers in a staff room discussed about students. (NHK)
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Draw a cute doggy with just one pencil!

November 17, 2022 - 01:08
This is Shibasaki, your painting instructor. Today I will show you how to draw a cute dog with just one pencil. (Watercolor by Shibasaki)
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Trial of English-speaking test for Tokyo high schools raises eyebrows

November 16, 2022 - 04:36
A private-sector English-speaking test will be introduced at the Tokyo metropolitan high school entrance exam for the first time in Japan this month, but the initiative to nurture "speaking skills" faces stiff opposition from some parents and education experts questioning its fairness. (Kyodo)
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Justice Ministry panel puts forward option of joint custody for divorced parents

November 16, 2022 - 04:22
A Justice Ministry panel released an interim proposal Tuesday that includes an option for divorced parents to be granted joint custody, in what would be a shift from the current policy of granting custody to only one parent. (Japan Times)
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Japanese teen wins International Children's Peace Prize

November 16, 2022 - 03:57
Japanese teenager Kawasaki Rena has won the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for her pioneering work to get more young people to participate in politics and society. (NHK)
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Culture symbols in Japan

November 15, 2022 - 04:51
Almost a hundred years ago, the Indian sage Rabindranath Tagore visited Japan and was fascinated by it. (
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The Notorious Wako Pirates of Japan

November 14, 2022 - 07:16
The wako (also called wokou or waegu) were a group of marauders that dominated the seas of East Asia for centuries. They have been seen by Western historians and culture as a kind of Japanese pirate, but as scholars dig deeper into the history of these people, questions arise about their true nature. (
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Japan given satirical 'Fossil of the Day' award by environment group

November 11, 2022 - 05:39
An international environmental NGO has given Japan its satirical "Fossil of the Day" award at the venue of the COP27 climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (NHK)
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Meet Tessai, the Japanese Master Who Ushered in Modernism

November 11, 2022 - 05:37
He dressed like an ancient monk but ushered in a new era in Japanese art. (
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University reforms tap post-pandemic shifts in attitudes

November 9, 2022 - 20:07
Pandemic-related disruption forced universities to adopt survival measures, but the enforced changes have become unprecedented opportunities for reform in Japan’s highly traditional higher education system. (
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Extended Enterprise LMS: Why Do You Need One?

November 9, 2022 - 05:57
Most companies utilize LMSs like Acendre to conduct and track online training sessions. Learning management systems are also often used to create online courses (if there’s an in-built authoring tool), automate record-keeping, and register employees for a training session. (
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7 Exciting Spots You Can Visit Now That Japan Opened Up

November 9, 2022 - 05:43
For almost three years, Japan was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the wait is over. Now the country welcomes vaccinated visitors from all over the world without any need to quarantine or do PCR tests. (
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