Japan to toughen eligibility standards for Japanese-language schools

Asia/ Japan/ 06.07.2019/ Source: www.japantimes.co.jp. The Immigration Services Agency said Thursday it will toughen eligibility standards for Japanese-language schools that can accept foreign students, effective Sept. 1. The stricter standards will require 70 percent or more of the students who complete the courses to proceed to universities, get jobs in Japan or certify through outside […]

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Japan to boost education support for non-native children

Asia/ Japan/ 18.06.2019/ Fuente: asia.nikkei.com. Easier-to-read entrance tests among proposals for more inclusive schools Japan will provide more support for educating children of foreign nationals from early childhood through high school, including by increasing Japanese-language classes, under a plan released Monday. The education ministry’s proposals follow changes in April to immigration law that allow certain foreign workers to bring family […]

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Japan: Education ministry urges local governments to promote school enrollment of foreign students

Asia/ Japan/ 10.04.2019/Por: Chisato Tanaka/  Source: www.japantimes.co.jp. The education ministry urged local governments Monday to promote the school enrollment of foreign students, and to cooperate in the country’s planned April investigation regarding their enrollment. The urging comes at a time before the arrival of a large number of foreign workers after the new visa system starts in […]

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Shrinking Japan: Lack of Japanese language education hobbling integration of foreign kids

Asia/ Japan/ Source: mainichi.jp. A female instructor holds up cards each bearing a Japanese phonetic katakana character, and the nine children with foreign nationalities in the class read them out in unison, “A, i, u …” The instructor changes the order of the cards, and the students follow right along: “I, o, u …” This basic […]

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