After over a decade spent lagging behind the world, the pandemic saw huge advances for digital learning in Japan. Nationwide elementary and middle schoolers are given tablets as a new standard writing tool, and an app from a small venture company is transforming lessons. But some teachers are not embracing the rapid pace of change, and parents are voicing their concerns. Take a closer look at major changes taking place in Japan's educational landscape.
COVID is bringing a momentous shift in Japan's classrooms
But for many teachers, the rapid shift from analog to digital instruction was a jarring change
An innovative new app designed in Japan
Toyofuku Shimpei is a researcher with 20 years of experience in the field of digital education