Category: Langusge

Education Japan Langusge

Many non-Japanese children in Japan enrolled in special-needs classes for ‘language’ reasons

One in 20 public elementary and junior high school students who need Japanese language assistance belong to a special-needs class, the first education ministry survey on such a topic has revealed.

Disability Japan Langusge

Japanese Government Subcommittee deliberates whether to include ‘harm’ in relation ‘disability’ in official “common kanji”

A subcommittee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, has been considering whether to add “harm” in relation to disability” to “common kanji”, as it has become commonly used in official documents, media and broadcasts. The subcommittee ultimately decided not to adopt the kanji.