Tokyo teacher warned for paying student Y1,000 to teach class
tokyoreporter.com -- Oct 19
A male high school teacher in the capital was warned by the capital's board of education on Tuesday for paying a female student in cash to teach his class instead.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education said the 61-year-old teacher was issued a warning for paying 1,000 yen to the student, who entered his classroom from another class, to teach his class in his place for some 25 minutes on June 6, Sankei Shimbun reported (Oct. 17).

The teacher confirmed the incident happened, but stopped short of disclosing the reasons behind his actions, board officials said.

The board said the teacher told the student, "I'll give you 1,000 yen, so it's fine by me if you teach the class."

After 25 minutes, the teacher's class told him, "Please teach the class properly," to which he replied with inappropriate remarks such as, "I'll refund your tuition fees, but I won't give you credit."

The incident came to light after the students in his class alerted school officials, the board said.

Another teacher disciplined, fired

Meanwhile, the board took disciplinary action and dismissed a 26-year-old female teacher at a middle school in Komae City for continuing to be absent from work without notice since May 8.

The board said the former teacher said in writing, "I was feeling anxious because I knew I had to do my job, but I couldn't get around to what I needed to do, and I wasn't sure what I should do about it."

生徒に1000円を払って授業を行わせたなどとして、高校教師(61)が処分された。 授業を放棄したのは、生徒ではなく先生の方だった。教師が自ら生徒に授業してよと頼む。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
Jan 17
NHK is apologizing after issuing a false alert that said North Korea had probably launched a missile and warned people in Japan to take cover. (NHK)
Jan 17
Following the release of its first edition in 1955, publisher Iwanami Shoten's Kojien has become one of the most respected and widely used dictionaries in Japan. Since 1998, the tome has been on a 10-year update cycle, and so last week's release of Kojien's seventh edition was a big deal not just for linguists, but for Japanese society in general. (rocketnews24.com)
Jan 17
Spending by visitors from abroad during their stays in Japan exceeded 4 trillion yen for the first time on record in 2017, the Japan National Tourism Organization said in a preliminary report on Tuesday. (Jiji)
Jan 16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who is suspected of stealing the wallets of dozens of sleeping passengers on the Yamanote Line since last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
Jan 16
Eight corpses possibly belonging to North Korean nationals have been discovered aboard and near a wooden ship that washed ashore in Kanazawa City earlier this month, reports NHK (Jan. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
Jan 16
A woman in her 60s in Fukuoka Prefecture died in 2016 after being infected with Corynebacterium ulcerans, becoming the first victim of the zoonotic disease in Japan, health ministry officials said Monday. (Jiji)
Jan 16
Police and consumer centers across Japan have received more than 1,500 inquiries from people affected by a scandal involving a gala dress kimono retail and rental firm. The total value of contracts drawn up between the firm and the consumers who have consulted with the centers has topped 270 million yen, or nearly 2.5 million dollars. (NHK)
Jan 16
With the investigation into the rigging of arcade games widening in scale, Osaka Prefectural Police have re-arrested the president of a management company over the alleged fraud of additional persons, reports NHK (Jan. 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
Jan 16
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of stabbing two men the previous night, one fatally, in what appeared to be random attacks, the police said. (Japan Times)
Jan 16
A branch of Yokohama District Court on Monday ordered the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, to pay 1.1 million yen in damages for leaking information that led to the murder of a 33-year-old woman by a stalker. (Jiji)