Thousands of tonnes of dead sardines have washed up on a beach in northern Japan for unknown reasons, officials say. (Canberra Times)
Nine foreign passengers on a sightseeing bus and their driver have been injured in a three-vehicle traffic accident in Hokkaido, northern Japan. (NHK)
The ski slopes of "Dynaland" in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, opened for business on Friday, with expectations high this season after a disappointing last winter, and snow already reaching a depth of 1 meter in some areas. (News On Japan)
A company executive from Saitama Prefecture has been arrested for allegedly selling lethal weapons to buyers including a doctor, with a total of 37 military firearms seized. (News On Japan)
09 December 2023
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Japan outperforms in 15-year-old academic proficiency survey

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the results of a learning achievement survey conducted in 2022, targeting 15-year-olds across 81 countries and regions.

Japan achieved its highest-ever ranking of 3rd in 'Reading Comprehension'. Japan also cemented its position at the top international level with a 2nd place in science and 5th in mathematics... read more