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Current NHK board member Ryoichi Ueda named president

Dec 6, 2016

Current NHK board member Ryoichi Ueda named president

NHK’s Board of Governors decided Tuesday to appoint Ryoichi Ueda, former senior executive vice president of major trading house Mitsubishi Corp., as the next president of the public broadcaster. Ueda, a 67-year-old member of the board, was selected as successor to Katsuto Momii, the ...

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

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Japanese 15-year-olds continued to rank high among their international peers in science and mathematics, according to a global academic assessment released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, conducted in 2015, Japanese ...

Dec 6, 2016

Missing 2-year-old found safe after spending night outdoors

A 2-year-old girl who went missing Monday in Oita Prefecture was found safe Tuesday in a mountainous area about 2 km from where she disappeared, police said. Koyomi Tokunaga, who sustained only minor scratches, was conscious but was transported to a hospital as a ...