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March 27, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Television is our biggest classroom, education one of our biggest problems. They merge tonight in the premiere of a PBS series titled "Learning in America," an ambitious, high-achieving five-parter that arrives at a time when the nation's system of education seems to be at a turbulent crossroads.
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August 16, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local school districts across Japan voted with their order books Wednesday when they rejected by an overwhelming majority the use of a controversial middle school textbook that has inflamed passions across Asia. The book, "The New History Textbook," by the conservative Fusosha Publishing Co., was turned down by at least 532 of the 542 municipal school districts in Japan, according to unofficial results released by national broadcaster NHK.
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NEWS
April 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The Japanese government has approved a controversial middle school history textbook written by nationalist scholars who defend Japan's role in World War II. "New History and Civics Textbook," which has triggered protests in Asia, was approved for use beginning next year, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chanting, "Japan, apologize," and "Japan, tell the truth," more than 200 Asian American protesters Tuesday demanded that the Japanese government pull back new history textbooks that they say whitewash Japan's crimes against its neighbors before and during World War II.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The official in charge of school lunches blamed for a deadly food poisoning outbreak in western Japan has committed suicide, police said. Shigeki Morimoto, 61, who headed the school lunch program for Sakai city, had been troubled for months by the epidemic, which killed two schoolchildren in the city and sickened thousands. Morimoto's body was found in a 13-foot pond several miles from his home.
NEWS
March 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Students across Japan were stricken with food poisoning from tainted layer cake served with school lunches, a national daily reported. A total of 1,142 junior high school students contracted food poisoning from cake tainted with salmonella bacteria served at schools March 12 and 13, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported. The cake was prepared by an Osaka confectionery manufacturer, which was ordered shut pending an investigation.
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March 27, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
In 1951 and 1952, before he became a newsman, Roger Mudd taught at a private boys' school in Rome, Ga. On Monday, he'll take public-TV viewers back to class as host of a five-part series examining the state of "Learning in America." Its first chapter examines, with often gloomy conclusions, how American education compares with that in Japan and other countries.
NEWS
July 29, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Sakai, the city hardest hit by Japan's food poisoning outbreak, ordered testing of teachers and its schools' lunch staffs Sunday in hope of stopping the sickness from spreading. Japanese health officials suspect tainted school lunches caused the outbreak of E. coli bacteria that has killed seven people and put hundreds in the hospital. They have yet to pinpoint specific foods.
NEWS
July 30, 1996 | From Reuters
Health officials in south-central Japan abandoned efforts to pinpoint the source of a killer germ in school lunches and took a controversial step Monday to distribute antibiotics to victims of the bacteria. Researchers failed to detect the 0157 bacteria in about 1,500 food samples from school lunches prepared at several locations and delivered to 92 primary schools in the port city of Sakai, south of Osaka.
NEWS
September 13, 1992 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Japanese schoolchildren took their first Saturday off in 120 years, ushering in a new era of more leisure for this nation's "studyholics," families seemed to deliver a split verdict: The kids loved it; their mothers didn't. "I'm glad the children can have a little more leisure in the mornings, but it means that I have to play with them all day," said Hitomi Kojima, relaxing with her two children at Komazawa Olympic Park in western Tokyo.
NEWS
April 10, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea ratcheted up its dispute with Japan over a controversial textbook Monday by announcing the recall of its ambassador over what it sees as a historical whitewash. South Korea, China and several nations in Southeast Asia say the junior high teaching materials gloss over the brutality of Japan's wartime past. On Monday, protesters in Seoul burned Japanese products and an effigy of a Japanese. Civic groups called on Korean consumers to boycott Japanese products.
NEWS
April 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The Japanese government has approved a controversial middle school history textbook written by nationalist scholars who defend Japan's role in World War II. "New History and Civics Textbook," which has triggered protests in Asia, was approved for use beginning next year, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Tuesday.
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June 6, 1998 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mrs. F planted a tiny bugging device in her 16-year-old daughter's school bag this spring--and she's glad she did. The girl had been skipping classes and cram school, pleading illness, though she did not look sick. Then there were the times she begged her mother for money, though she would not say exactly why she needed it. While she was sleeping, her mother took her mobile phone and hit the "redial" button to find out whom she had been calling but came up with no clues.
NEWS
March 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Students across Japan were stricken with food poisoning from tainted layer cake served with school lunches, a national daily reported. A total of 1,142 junior high school students contracted food poisoning from cake tainted with salmonella bacteria served at schools March 12 and 13, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported. The cake was prepared by an Osaka confectionery manufacturer, which was ordered shut pending an investigation.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The official in charge of school lunches blamed for a deadly food poisoning outbreak in western Japan has committed suicide, police said. Shigeki Morimoto, 61, who headed the school lunch program for Sakai city, had been troubled for months by the epidemic, which killed two schoolchildren in the city and sickened thousands. Morimoto's body was found in a 13-foot pond several miles from his home.
NEWS
July 30, 1996 | From Reuters
Health officials in south-central Japan abandoned efforts to pinpoint the source of a killer germ in school lunches and took a controversial step Monday to distribute antibiotics to victims of the bacteria. Researchers failed to detect the 0157 bacteria in about 1,500 food samples from school lunches prepared at several locations and delivered to 92 primary schools in the port city of Sakai, south of Osaka.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | ELAINE KURTENBACH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Every school day, Principal Mitsuko Kitajima stands at the gate--in rain, cold or wind--welcoming kindergartners and their mothers to school. The children's respectful bows and matching bright-blue caps and coats are signs of Japanese discipline. But once inside, it's all fun for the kids of Oyata Kindergarten. "It makes me happiest to see them smiling, to see the light in their eyes," said Kitajima, who in her 35 years of teaching kindergarten has won awards for her research and safety record.
NEWS
June 6, 1998 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mrs. F planted a tiny bugging device in her 16-year-old daughter's school bag this spring--and she's glad she did. The girl had been skipping classes and cram school, pleading illness, though she did not look sick. Then there were the times she begged her mother for money, though she would not say exactly why she needed it. While she was sleeping, her mother took her mobile phone and hit the "redial" button to find out whom she had been calling but came up with no clues.
NEWS
July 29, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Sakai, the city hardest hit by Japan's food poisoning outbreak, ordered testing of teachers and its schools' lunch staffs Sunday in hope of stopping the sickness from spreading. Japanese health officials suspect tainted school lunches caused the outbreak of E. coli bacteria that has killed seven people and put hundreds in the hospital. They have yet to pinpoint specific foods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coping saw firmly in hand, 11-year-old Dai Oshima knelt over a thin piece of board, vigorously cutting out the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle for his fifth-grade art class. It was afternoon at the private, nonprofit International Bilingual School in Palos Verdes Estates, time for less rigorous courses like art, health and music. The tough, core subjects like math and science came in the morning. Fitting the painted pieces together, Dai created a picture of a caped Superman figure flying over tall buildings.
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