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How Historically Accurate is the Shogun TV Show?

May 29, 2024 - 16:02
With FX's Shogun having wrapped up to critical acclaim, now is as good a time as any for the team at Kings and Generals to offer a final opinion on the series as a portrayal of history. (Kings and Generals)
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Support Facility Allows Minors to Smoke, Drink, and Fire Guns

May 25, 2024 - 05:23
An independent support facility in Aichi Prefecture, where several staff members have been arrested, is in the spotlight for its unusual methods of dealing with troubled children. (News On Japan)
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Sudden School Closure: Students and Parents Left in Limbo

May 23, 2024 - 02:08
Aichi Central Beauty School announced its closure at the end of this month during an emergency parents' meeting on May 9th. (News On Japan)
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Yokohama Board of Education Apologizes for Filling Court Seats with Staff

May 21, 2024 - 20:16
The Yokohama Board of Education has issued an apology for filling courtroom seats with staff during a trial involving a teacher accused of sexual crimes, preventing the general public from attending. (News On Japan)
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Public High Schools in Osaka Struggle as Private Schools Become Tuition-Free

May 20, 2024 - 23:00
The complete tuition-free policy for private high schools in Osaka Prefecture is causing significant disruptions to public schools which are facing severe enrollment shortages, prompting them to adopt survival strategies. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo University Students Protest Against Israel, Call for Palestinian Liberation

May 17, 2024 - 07:59
A protest was held at the University of Tokyo on Thursday, coinciding with "Nakba Day" on May 15, with about 500 students advocating for Palestinian liberation and condemning Israel's actions as "massacres." (News On Japan)
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Exploring the Benefits of Peer Teaching and Collaboration with Us

May 17, 2024 - 01:29
There are many different ways to educate students. Teachers and professors try to look for the best approaches to encourage students to study effectively and be involved in classroom activities. (News On Japan)
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University of Tokyo Considering Tuition Hike to 642,960 Yen Annually

May 16, 2024 - 00:50
The University of Tokyo is considering raising its tuition fees, according to sources familiar with the matter. The potential increase could see tuition rise by as much as 100,000 yen. (News On Japan)
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Waseda University Entrance Exam: Male Student Sends Questions Externally Using Smart Glasses

May 15, 2024 - 13:11
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has decided to file charges against a male student who allegedly used glasses equipped with a camera to capture and leak exam questions during Waseda University's entrance examination. (News On Japan)
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Overtime Pay for Teachers to Be Raised for First Time in Half a Century

May 14, 2024 - 11:55
An advisory body of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has recommended increasing the "adjustment amount" paid to public school teachers in place of overtime pay from the current 4% of their monthly salary to over 10%. (News On Japan)
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New Employees Reflect on Career Plans After a Month at Work

May 13, 2024 - 01:59
One month into their new roles, Japan's young professionals who joined companies in April are beginning to settle into their workplaces. We explored how these young individuals are contemplating their careers, uncovering insights that resonate not just with them but also with more seasoned professionals. (News On Japan)
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Innovation in Education: What can we learn from Japan?

May 8, 2024 - 04:12
Currently, western society has an unhealthy view of technology. There are two extremes of thought, and none has a complete solution. (News On Japan)
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School Absence in Japan Climbs to Nearly 300,000; One Girl's Story

May 6, 2024 - 01:14
School absenteeism among Japanese elementary and middle school students has surged to approximately 300,000, with many students struggling to return after long holidays like Golden Week. In this context, a sixth-grade girl who overcame school absence shared her story. (News On Japan)
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Japan Tightens Rules on Student Residency Requirements

May 5, 2024 - 14:26
The Japanese government has revised a Justice Ministry ordinance to tighten rules for granting student residence status. This comes after it came to light in 2019 that a university in Tokyo had lost contact with more than 1,600 of its foreign students. (NHK)
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History of the Shogunates and the End of the Shogun

May 3, 2024 - 21:25
Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on the history of Japan continues with a video on the history of the shogunate and various dynasties that ruled it, including Tokugawa, Ashikaga and Kamakura, as well as the end of the shogun as the shogunate gets abolished in the XIX century. (Kings and Generals)
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Teachers' Burden Grows with Unreasonable Parental Complaints

May 2, 2024 - 06:46
Tenri City in Nara Prefecture has opened a "dedicated desk" to handle complaints that were traditionally managed within schools. (News On Japan)
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