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One of the key factors driving Japan’s unprecedented tourism boom is its culture of hospitality — epitomized by the concept of omotenashi, which can be roughly translated as “…
Chen Wan-xuan, a student from Taiwan, raises a spoonful of salad to the mouth of an elderly resident at a nursing home in Asahikawa as she speaks quietly to him.
The government has basically settled on a plan that aims to have junior high night schools established in every prefecture by fiscal 2022, to create an environment that will…
Ideas are shifting about what constitutes the nebulously named concept of “peace education” in Nagasaki, the second city ever to suffer an atomic attack, as its educators look to…
If you’ve ever taught English at a Japanese school, you’ll likely be familiar with a certain kind of silence — pervasive and tinged with teenage ennui. Authors Alexander Dutson…
I teach a class of 38 at Hamamatsu Higashi Senior High School in Shizuoka Prefecture, and earlier this month I tried out a gender-themed lesson from Alexander Dutson and James…
The central government will strengthen its financial support for programs in which elementary, junior high and high school students stay in the countryside in communities centered…
The education ministry said Tuesday it will not provide any subsidies to Tokyo Medical University for this or the next fiscal year after the institution was found to have…
Mathematics teacher and puzzle creator Tetsuya Miyamoto says he’s probably watched Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” at least 20 times.Miyamoto, whose numerical and logical puzzle…
A group of elementary, junior high and high school students in the city of Fukushima are taking part in an initiative to develop original recipes using local agricultural products…