Classi acquires stake in Educom to offer learning and school support package. Cram schools go digital. Mates EdTech raises 100 million JPY.
Three major changes in Japanese education are due by 2020. Tech companies are helping schools prepare for mandatory coding curriculum. Japan’s talent mismatch is identified as most acute in Asia-Pacific.
Robodan raised $1.6 million. Ministry of Education releases second guide on programming education. Edion is set to offer robotics classes.
Softbank offers JPY 100 million in scholarships for AI research. Tokyo-based VC firm, Mistletoe, invests $4 million in South Korean startup.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) launches Future Classroom-Learning Innovation portal for latest EdTech trends. Japanese and American universities collaborate for online learning program.