Entrance exams get failing grade

| Dec 2, 2013

Entrance exams get failing grade

by Tomohiro Osaki

National university exams are notorious for their emphasis on book learning. Once a year, examinees throng test sites, doing their best to regurgitate heaps of facts in the hopes of getting into the university of their choice. Once done, however, the pressure to study ...

Feb 3, 2013

Entrance exam change needed

Japan's entrance exam ritual, which is once again upon us, needs substantial changes before other parts of the education system can be reformed.

'Exam hell' now not so hot

| Jan 20, 2009

'Exam hell' now not so hot

by Setsuko Kamiya

The annual university entrance examination season kicked off Saturday and Sunday as some 540,000 high school students and graduates nationwide took the standardized National Center Test for University Admissions. The next several weeks will be tense for examinees as they prepare for the individual ...