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Fountain Of Youth? Study Finds New Anti-Aging Compound In Plant

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - In Japan, the slightly bitter leaves of the Ashitaba plant have long been considered healthy, and a new study has found the traditional belief may have good scientific grounds.
A natural substance in the plant appears to induce a key process that helps remove the "cellular g...

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Balance Of Intelligence Factors Makes Japan The World’s Smartest Country, According To This List

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ROCKET NEWS
 
A combination of average IQ scores and other factors earned Japan its spot on the top.
Being Japanese sure has its benefits. For example, the Japanese have the strongest passport in the world, which gives them the chance to go just about anywhere they like without much trouble. More...

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Crushing Workload At Schools Is Causing More Japanese Teachers To Crumble From Chronic Depression

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Teaching is merely one small facet of being a public school educator in Japan.
Fresh out of university and with a teaching licence, most Japanese teachers would be brimming with anticipation at helping shape the lives of the younger generation and inspiring them for years to come. 
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Students in Japan Clean Their Own Classrooms and School Toilets and The Reason is Incredible

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INDIA TODAY
 
Cleaning practices followed by students in Japan help build their character to develop them into model citizens.
Cleaning is seen as a chore by most of us -- it was a task we had to do so that mom gives permission to watch TV or go out and play. In Japan, however, cleaning one's own...

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Japan Might Be What Equality in Education Looks Like

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THE ATLANTIC
 
The country’s government makes sure areas with low income levels and property values get good teachers too.
KAWAMATA, Japan—In many countries, the United States included, students’ economic backgrounds often determine the quality of the education they receive. Richer students tend ...

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Mindful Care: Changing The Perception of Mental Health in Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan has long been known as a place where discussion of mental health is taboo. But this is beginning to change. The number of mental health professionals—including clinical psychologists—is growing, care is expanding to a wider range of issues, and environments for treatme...

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Tokyo Medical University Apologises for Changing Female Exam Scores

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BBC
 
One of Japan's most prestigious medical universities has apologised for tampering with entrance exam scores to limit its intake of female students.
An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University (TMU) had been manipulating the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006...

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Japan Schools Abroad Face Teacher Shortage

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The number of teachers at Japanese schools for Japanese children overseas (see below) is lacking, forcing these schools to hire local Japanese residents without official teaching certificates as teachers.
The main reason for this is continued stagnation in the number of teachers ...

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Specialist Develops New Respiratory Exercise That Gives Mind a Breather

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A breathing exercise developed by respiratory specialist Ikuo Homma, who has long studied the close relationship between breathing and emotion, has attracted attention as a simple but effective way to build a healthy body and mind and ultimately improve the quality of people’s li...

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112 Educational Firms Face Fiscal Peril

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A significant number of educational corporations are in financial trouble, and more than 20 of them could fold by the end of fiscal 2019 if their situation does not improve, a survey has found.
According to the findings of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Scho...

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