Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

May 20, 2016

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

A record-high 97.3 percent of university graduates in Japan were employed as of the beginning of the fiscal year on April 1, according to government data released Friday, reflecting companies’ increasing appetite for recruitment. The employment rate of job-seeking university graduates rose 0.6 percentage ...

Harvard to bar members of all-male clubs from leading groups

May 7, 2016

Harvard to bar members of all-male clubs from leading groups

Students who join Harvard’s male-only social clubs won’t be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in the fall of 2017. The new policy, announced Friday by Harvard’s first female president, also applies to other unofficial single-gender groups ...

Job-hunting season kicks off for university students in Japan

Mar 1, 2016

Job-hunting season kicks off for university students in Japan

Amid a lingering labor shortage at Japanese companies, the job-hunting season for university students due to graduate next spring began Tuesday, with company information sessions being held nationwide. Experts said that as many companies are showing a willingness to hire, students will benefit from ...

Student team makes mulberry plant discovery

Feb 11, 2016

Student team makes mulberry plant discovery

A research team led by Japanese high school and university students has discovered that mulberry leaves contain biogenic minerals known as opal phytoliths, rigid microscopic structures that persist after death and can have forensic value. They are found in a range of plants. Archaeologists, ...