education

Manga’s touching take on pressuring non-black-haired kids to dye hair in some Japanese schools

Even if no one’s a straight-up villain, life can still give you a chance to be a hero.

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Naturally brown-haired Osaka student sues government for forcing her to dye her hair black

Teachers felt student was disruptive to education with her wild brown hair.

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Warnings about “the dangers of social media” have critics saying his statement appallingly misses the point.

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Shocking video shows delinquent student physically abusing a teacher.

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School in Tokyo lets students study with cute maids as they learn programming skills

Institution aims to please maid fans and help maids prepare for eventual career changes.

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Discrimination fears lead Japanese genetics society to replace words for dominant, recessive gene

But a potential problem is lurking in its proposed revision.

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Mie University to add “ninja section” on entrance exams

If you don’t know your mizugumo from your kunai, then I’m afraid you might not be Mie University material.

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Students confused over Japanese school banning ponytails for “conjuring lustful feelings”

Students across Japan kindly ask any teacher who suggests this rule be looked into.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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Majority of Japanese kids in survey almost never take a dump at school

Potential embarrassment and squat toilets among factors not conducive to pooping in educational institutions.

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Japanese mom comes up with ingenious way to help preschool daughter keep shoes on the right feet

Keeping right and left straight is tough when you’re little, but this kid now has a kitty helper.

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Anime art vs. Western art: The changing face of a Japanese schoolgirl’s self-portrait

When this kindergartener goes to school, her self-portraits change depending on whether she’s in a Japanese or U.S. environment.

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Japanese elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick

The teacher used a drumstick from a drumming video game during the assault.

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Japanese kid stuns Internet with awesome, rock star-like response to journal-writing assignment

When asked to look back on his week, this kid got full marks for cool bravado, but probably only partial credit for the assignment.

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Japanese college students share four ways anime high school is different from real high school

Anime isn’t like reality: High school days edition.

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Dark anime magical girls show up in high school students’ English textbook in Japan

The cast of hit anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica take a break from saving the world to help teens learn English by learning about France.

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University of Tokyo students can show off school pride with new jacket boasting ID display pocket

The upcoming product arose out of a collaboration between two University of Tokyo students and a Japanese fashion designer.   

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Failed your important entrance exams? That’s too bad–here’s a steak to make you feel better

For the second year in a row, this chain of Kyoto butcher shops is offering a bittersweet deal to those whose dreams were dashed.
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Awesome Japanese teacher creates Studio Ghibli chalkboard art to celebrate students’ graduation

Annual tradition is more beautiful than ever this year.

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20 percent of Japanese junior high students score a zero on nationwide English writing test

Government test reveals huge gap in proficiency of third-year middle schoolers.

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