Education

Education
Online music college to open in Japan amid pandemic
Composer and pianist Takashi Niigaki and others will launch an online music college on Aug. 8, with artists suspending music performances amid the novel coronavirus pandemic offering high-level and practical music education.
Coronavirus forces Japan schools to grapple with online education
School is out for more than 16 million children in Japan this month. And while the youngsters may be celebrating, the unscheduled closure of primary and secondary schools across the country due to the new coronavirus outbreak is a headache for parents and educators alike. The unprecedented disruption has set off a move toward online teaching that may accelerate a shift away from the traditional textbook-based classroom that has been the hallmark of Japanese education since at least the 19th century.