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The Yomiuri Shimbun Youthful energy has started making solid progress toward revitalizing the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. ... Kenji Endo, 18, a native of Kawauchi in the prefecture who will go on to Fukushima University, expressed his hopes of “studying about renewable energy, ...
Growing up too fast was one of the top concerns parents all around the world had about their children at school, but U.S. parents said it's their No. 1 worry. More than a third of parents said it was among their top three anxieties, according to a study by the UK-based Varkey Foundation, which interviewed ...

Nagoya University has now generated 69 spinouts, climbing five places, to seventh from 12th in 2016. The Japanese government moved to boost the country's startup ecosystem in 2014, investing $1.2bn in four university-run VC firms for University of Tokyo, Osaka University, Kyoto University and Tohoku ...
“The Japanese people know Abe has close ties with President Trump,” said Yoichi Takahashi, a former Finance Ministry official and professor at Kaetsu University in Tokyo. “People believe Japan should not be isolated from the U.S.-North Korea deal, and they know Abe is the best politician and no one ...
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered to resign a year ago if evidence emerged linking him to a sweetheart land deal. .... or prestige of the Abe administration will decrease drastically because of this scandal,” said Jiro Yamaguchi, a professor of political science at Hosei University in Tokyo.
Many also realize that Japan's rapidly aging population presents a unique business opportunity. Japan remains the world's second-biggest pharmaceuticals market, behind only the United States and China. The Japanese market also is expected to grow annually. The lessons learned there will be critical ...

In Japan, the number of students that go to graduate school to pursue a master's degree is low; it is simply not a standard here. For that reason alone, the number of Japanese applicants to the UN is lower than other nations. According to the OECD, 60% of international high school graduates go to university ...
Students of Yamanashi Gakuin University show off their multilanguage emergency warning machine for non-Japanese at the university in Kofu. ... KOFU--In the future, the lives of non-Japanese at hotels and elsewhere may be saved thanks to college students here who developed equipment to issue ...
With its thriving auto and machine tool industries, West Germany had what Japanese at that time yearned for -- prosperity and prestige. And the university was located close to Frankfurt, a major transport hub that put Sawada at the crossroads of Europe. During his four years at the university, Sawada spent ...
With this year's shūkatsu (job hunting) season for university students having officially kicked off last week, some high-profile companies are expected to receive more than 10,000 “entry sheets,” a kind of detailed resume most Japanese companies require from graduates before they are invited to an ...
She is a political science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo. Miura says Japanese women are used to taking the blame. So, she says, instead of seeking justice or support, Japanese sexual abuse victims try to forget the events ever happened. “Japan lacks such a sisterhood,” she said. Speaking up is ...
Utica College in central New York sent messages on social media late Monday morning asking students to shelter in place after the school “received threats from an individual who stated that he was armed with a weapon,” according to Utica police. Students were being evacuated and escorted to a safe ...
Japanese Students Association invites all University of Arkansas students to attend its Sushi Workshop at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Holcombe Hall. Association members will introduce and teach you how to make "temaki sushi." Temaki sushi, also called hand-rolled sushi, is a home-style, casual Japanese ...
A majority of university students in Japan do not read books for pleasure, an annual survey by the National Federation of University Co-operative ... The 53rd survey on the lifestyles of college students, conducted in October and November, covered 10,021 students at 30 public and private universities.
TOKYO -- The number of startups created to commercialize results of research and development at Japanese universities rose 13% in fiscal 2017 to ... Though information technology businesses make up about half of Japan's overall startup scene, the biggest category of university ventures consists of ...
In Asian American women, breast cancer is the leading cancer by site. Furthermore, for some sub-ethnic groups, breast cancer is the leading cause of death. Breast cancer is certainly a significant health concern among Asian American women. Despite few studies on Asian American breast cancer ...
At a late afternoon meeting, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California made it plain that she wasn't pressuring fellow Democrats to kill the bill, which is packed with money for party priorities like infrastructure, combating opioid abuse and help for college students. Still, it represented a bitter ...

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library screened a Japanese movie last weekend and will show another Saturday. Prior to their performance, Yamato held a demonstration for area high school and University of Findlay students interested in percussion. Mitsuhiro Wada, consul-general of Japan in ...
Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a ... “We're kind of like the living room of the campus,” said Oregon State University librarian Cheryl Middleton, president of the Association of College and ...
The development of the country's higher education sector over the past 30 years has been incredible. ... The decline of Japanese universities, including the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and Osaka University, in global rankings is in sharp contrast to the rapid rise of China's leading universities.
The Times Higher Education (THE) has been publishing World University Rankings since 2004, providing a definitive list of the world's best universities evaluated for five indicators — teaching, research, citations, international outlook and income from industry. Ranking first for 2017-18 is the University of ...
GULF, an international alliance of university CEOs, was established 12 years ago to help shape the World Economic Forum's agenda and foster collaboration in higher education and science policy. Membership is based on the ranking and geographical diversity of universities, their institutional relevance ...
Tokyo (CNN) Photographs taken by a Japanese spy plane show a North Korean tanker likely violating UN sanctions, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... in this type of activity, that's troubling," said John Park, the director of the Korea Working Group at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Anna Gramberg, senior counsel to Auburn President Steven Leath, invited members of the Consulate General of Japan to Auburn on Tuesday to visit with ... had a luncheon with students and faculty from different backgrounds including Japanese citizens, representatives from study abroad, Honor's College ...
Another rep talked about his decision to choose Middlebury College in Vermont over the University of Tokyo. Graduates of ... college. However, if you dig deeper you discover that not many Japanese high school students are matriculating to multi-year undergraduate programs at universities outside Japan.
The University of Pittsburgh participates in a program every year that allows college students from Japan to live in Pittsburgh briefly, so they can improve their English language skills. And while the Japanese students benefit from learning a new language, some of them miss out on a very important holiday ...
Shinya Yamanaka, who won a share of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, has suggested he could resign as director of Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) in Japan over a fraudulent paper published ...
TOKYO, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- A data falsification scandal in Japan's renowned iPS research revealed recently has triggered concerns among scientists over the possible damage to reputation of the country's scientific research. Kyoto University, one of the top universities in Japan, said on Monday that a ...
Japanese police discovered another “ghost ship” washed up on its shores in mid-January. On the heels of 104 such ... Jeffrey Kingston from Temple University in Japan called the ghost ships “ "a barometer for the state of living conditions in North Korea — grim and desperate." Indeed, in July of 2017 the ...
TOKYO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Kyoto University, one of the top universities in Japan, said Monday that a researcher at its iPS institute falsified key data in a paper published on a scientific journal last year. Kohei Yamamizu, assistant professor at the university, falsified all major figures in a paper on iPS ...
To honor the working hands that feed Japan's next generation, the film examines how school lunches are a key ingredient of the 2005 Basic Law on Food ... Sanborn, 31, followed her passion for Japanese culture and graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008 with a double major in ...
A student at the Toyota Technical College Tokyo points to the flower pattern that she painted on the body of the "Japan Car" displayed at the Tokyo ... Japan boasts a famed "castle in the sky" in Hyogo Prefecture and now has another turning heads atop the roof of a dressed-up Japanese sports car at the ...
Hikikomori is a psychological condition which makes people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end. There are at least half a million of them in Japan. It was once thought of as a young person's condition, but sufferers are getting older and staying locked away for longer. It is an ...
According to Makoto Kurosaki of Kanda University of International Studies, the common Japanese student's experience of learning about King in school ... Professor Kurosaki has studied King's life and nonviolent methods, but believes the U.S. and Japan view the idea of nonviolence in very different ways.
The adage of one door closing and another opening is at best, apt, and at worst, a cliche. However, as the director of McGill University's MBA Japan Program for the past decade, O'Neill's ongoing dedication to his students centers around a refreshing truth dating all the way back to his late 20s when he first ...
Mistakes happen in entrance exams at universities. In 2001, an error in the allocation of scores in a Japanese-language test for admission to the engineering department of Yamagata University was exposed by a request from an applicant for scoring disclosure. When the university re-examined the past ...
He said he wants to be a civil servant in the field of education administration and needs to be accepted by the universities he has chosen. The National Center for University Entrance Examinations says snow held up the exams at Niigata University and the Nippon Dental University. Delays to trains affected ...
Japan and Taiwan's higher education systems face dual challenges of an ageing academic workforce and deteriorating working conditions, a major ... a senior lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Manchester, said that the declining youth population in Japan meant that universities were not ...
This weekend, more than 580,000 Japanese high-school seniors will take the country's standardized university-entrance exam, known as the ... Increasing numbers of colleges and universities have developed SAT-optional policies or begun placing more emphasis on other factors in admission decisions, ...
It's unclear how patients will rate the bedside manner of these new hospital staff in Japan's Nagoya University Hospital, but in terms of these robots' ability to attend to patients at all hours of the day, there should be no question. Robots, who have made themselves useful in restaurants, in supermarkets, and ...
Foreign employees working for major firms have a good shot at reaching that level, he said. International students studying in Japan can also score high since they can get points for graduating from Japanese colleges and universities, so the system gives them an incentive to stay and work, Kurimoto said.
In an interview with Times Higher Education in London, where he gave the Higher Education Policy Institute's annual lecture last month, Tan explained how the completion in 2011 of the University Town complex, where many of the campus restaurants are based, as are its four residential colleges, learning ...
(CNN) A controversial video by YouTube star Logan Paul shows what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in Japan's Aokigahara forest, known .... spot is not an accident," said Allison Alexy, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Michigan who specializes in contemporary Japanese culture.
A group of multiparty lawmakers will submit to the Diet this year a bill aimed at dealing with the low representation of women in Japanese politics, which ... women accounted for only 9.3 percent of Japan's lower house members before the election in October last year, putting the country 165th among 193 ...
Figures from the Japan Student Services Organisation (Jasso) reveal that 188,384 foreign students were studying at higher education institutions in the country in May 2017, a 10 per cent increase since the previous year, while a further 78,658 were at Japanese language institutes (a 15 per cent increase).
Japan's NEC and Tel Aviv University Launch Cyber Startup Incubator. Ten early-stage startups will be selected for the first cohort in January. They will receive mentoring, campus workspaces, and access to university resources. Lilach Baumer 18:2601.01.18. Japanese information technology provider NEC Corporation is ...
A university in Japan has found a former professor guilty of falsifying and altering images in four published papers, including a 2014 paper about stem cells. On Dec. 15, Tottori University announced the results of its misconduct investigation, in which the cancer researcher, Miura Norimasa, confessed to ...
Yuri Suzuki, an undeclared freshman at Temple University Japan, volunteers at “Alumni Success Stories,” a film festival celebrating TUJ's 35th anniversary, ... As a foreign university, 37 percent of students are Japanese, 41 percent are American students and 22 percent are students from other countries.
The charming if also unassuming Michael Hisamoto plays Hirabayashi, a college-age Japanese-American citizen who defied the forced internment of people of his ancestry following the attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor in 1941, taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court, where he lost. But director ...
For higher education, students from households that do not pay residential tax will get exemptions for tuition fees at national universities, while an upper limit will be set on support for students studying at private universities. The package will also seek to cut off support for students that fail to maintain certain ...


 

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