The Japan Teachers Union (JTU) had several discussions and negotiations with the Ministry of Education concerning safe re-opening of schools during COVID-19. Although they succeeded in obtaining those funds from the national government, they followed up to monitor the use of those funds in cooperation with 17 affiliated unions. Municipalities...Japan: Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure
Japan Teachers’ Union has voiced concern over students’ wellbeing during the school closures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary educators also face serious problems as classes are suspended. The union is working with the national Ministry of Education and Parliament to find solutions.Japan: Teachers’ union in dialogue with government to address major challenges after country-wide school closures
I have learned much from children during my career as a teacher. I would like to share a lesson on inclusive education I learned from what happened to a girl student.“Beyond regret: what’s needed to stay together”, by Mitsunori Hoshina.
I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...“Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
As people around the world express their shock and disbelief on the student stabbing in Japan, educators express their deepest sympathy and sorrow.Japan: Grief following the attack on schoolchildren in Kawasaki
The Japan Teachers’ Union contributes to achieving gender-related rights through its programmes and policies focused on the rights of female educators. A recent JTU research, for example, has shown how terms of employment are interlinked with reproductive health and childcare challenges.“Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.
Development Cooperation Projects
- Cooperating organizations
- SAKU- SRI LANKA FRIENSHIP ASSOCIATION (SSLFA), GUIDED BY RURAL HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE (RHTC), NAGANO, JAPAN
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- C/O Japan Education Hall, Nihon Kyoiku Kaikan 2-6-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-Ku 101-0003 Tokyo