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University offers Ukrainian class to those working with evacuees

By HAJIME UENO/ Staff Writer   At the beginning of a Ukrainian-for-beginners class at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Hidehiko Nakazawa briefed participants on the purpose of the program.   “Though Ukraine is a treasure trove of intellectual and material products, as well as human and natural resources, few people know much about it in Japan,” said Nakazawa, a professor….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:30 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japanese universities offering support to Ukrainian students

A growing number of Japanese universities are offering support to Ukrainian students whose education was cut short by Russia’s invasion of their country. As yet, the two-month-old conflict has no end in sight, and the resident status of displaced students is emerging as an additional concern.   Tearful appeal   Irina Shepelskaya, a Japanese-language teacher at Kyiv National Linguistic University,….Read more

  • May 1, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:35 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Exclusive: Japan universities joining hands to accept Ukrainian students

Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)–About 30 public and private universities across Japan are joining hands to allow as many Ukrainian students as possible to study in Japan amid continued Russian attacks on their home country, Jiji Press learned Wednesday.     The universities are set to establish a consortium as early as May to gather information on Ukrainian students wishing to….Read more

  • April 27, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:49 p.m.
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Editorial: Japan’s education system is failing kids with foreign roots

There are many children in Japan with foreign roots who, because they don’t speak Japanese well, cannot take regular classes at school.   One in 20 public primary and junior high school students across the country who need Japanese language lessons have been put in classes originally intended for children with disabilities, a national survey recently found for the first….Read more

  • April 19, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Editorial: Accepting Ukrainian refugees is a natural step

Ukrainian refugees displaced by Russia’s ongoing invasion of their country arrived in Japan from Poland on a Japanese government plane on April 5. The 20 refugees on board had requested to go to Japan but had experienced difficulty finding a means of travel.   More than 4.2 million refugees have now fled Ukraine to neighboring countries. Dedicated relief efforts are….Read more

  • April 14, 2022
  • , Japan Forward
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Expert warns Japan has long road to regain foreign students’ trust after 2-yr entry ban

TOKYO — The Japanese government relaxed coronavirus border restrictions in March this year, but after almost two years of severely limited entry, “there needs to be a concerted effort to restore Japan’s image and lure back all the (international) talent that has been lost,” one expert told the Mainichi Shimbun.   Professor Takakazu Yamagishi, director of Nanzan University’s Center for….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

30,000 foreign students entered Japan since easing of COVID-19 border controls

Yomiuri wrote that Education Minister Suematsu told reporters on Tuesday that about 30,000 foreign students have arrived in Japan since the government eased its COVID-19 border controls in March.

  • April 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

64 Ukrainian students given opportunity to study in Japan

Kyodo reported that 64 Ukrainian students participated in the entrance ceremony at Japan University of Economics this morning. They will study Japanese language, business, and culture free of charge for one year under an exchange program that the Fukuoka-based institution of higher education has forged with a college in Ukraine. Most of the students arrived in Japan after the Russian….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
  • , Kyodo
  • JMH Summary

EDUCATION

Rebels with the cause of escaping unjust school rules

Last year a 19-year-old Tokyo woman filed an unusual lawsuit seeking compensation from her high school for emotional distress she suffered in her senior year. She claims to have been hounded by its administrators to drop out or face expulsion for flouting the ban on dating. The high school, which is known for demanding students adhere to strict “ethical principles,”….Read more

  • April 7, 2022
  • , Asahi, Mainichi , Toyo Keizai
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EDUCATION

New law makes it harder for teachers fired for sexual assault on students to return to classroom

A law aimed at preventing sexual assault by teachers on students came into force Friday, making it extremely difficult for offenders who lost their teaching licenses to ever return to the classroom.   A stricter screening process — the main pillar of the new law — for disciplined teachers looking to regain their licenses will likely start as early as….Read more

  • April 4, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 9:00 p.m.
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