Japan schools closed due to coronavirus

Due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Japan, the Japanese government has asked all elementary, junior high, and high schools to close for about a month, until early April. Day care centers and universities were not included in the request for

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New era name for Japanese dates (Japan)

The era name, which identifies the year in Japanese dates, is set to change on May 1, 2019, when Crown Prince Naruhito assumes the throne upon the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito. The new era name will be Reiwa (令和). Heisei (平成 ), the current e

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Mie University to Ease Access to Ninja Studies Program (Japan)

Mie University, a public institution in Japan, will no longer require the Japanese History as the exam subject for entry to ninja studies and ninja art program at its Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new admission process allows app

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Kinki University Renamed Kindai University to Silence Jokers (Japan)

Effective April 2016, Kindai University is the official English name of the institution formerly known as Kinki University. The Japanese name remains Kinki Daigaku (近畿大学), after the region of Japan in which it is located.  The decision to change the Engl

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Publications: Secondary Education in Malaysia and Japan

"Secondary Education Regional Information Base: Country Profile - Malaysia". Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok. 2011. 20pp. ISBN 978-92-9223-373-0 (print version), ISBN 978-92-9223-374-7 (electronic version). "Secondary Education Regional Information Base: Country

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