School rules

You can read this article about Japanese school rules in English, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian:

New Organization Takes On Unreasonable Rules in Japan’s Schools (from

Some of the rules ⬇. Did you have any of these? Did you have any other rules, reasonable or unreasonable?


Hedwig and the glass harp

You’ll recognize this song from “Harry Potter”:

Here’s more about glass harps:

Knife massage

This ancient tradition is still popular in Taiwan, says this video. Many students (and teachers) may want something like this today, after staying up late to watch Japan in the World Cup. A loss in the game, but an advance in the tournament! 👏 ⚽ 🎉

Understatement! —

“It is very dangerous … if you hit the wrong area, it will be painful and you might bleed.”