Nov 17, 2014

Number of Japanese students at U.S. colleges dips 1.2%

Japanese students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities decreased by 1.2 percent to around 19,000 in the 2013-2014 academic year, although they remained the seventh-most numerous in the country, the New York-based Institute of International Education said Monday. Japanese accounted for 2.2 percent of ...

| Oct 26, 2014

The world still needs to learn Japanese

For the attention of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren): I have previously addressed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in this forum about the necessity for Japan to internationalize further, especially by developing English skills. However, at the same time, I believe the world also needs ...

Oct 24, 2014

Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think like humans

Google on Thursday announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people. Oxford professors behind spinoff startups Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory will work with DeepMind, a London-based startup that Google bought early this year. ...

Universities aim to boost their global ranking

Oct 22, 2014

Universities aim to boost their global ranking

by Mami Maruko

The government has announced it will provide funding to 37 leading public and private universities in a bid to boost their global competitiveness. They will receive annual grants for up to 10 years to boost the number of foreign staff, secure more overseas admissions ...

Sep 26, 2014

Government to help 37 universities reach world-class status with subsidies

The education ministry said Friday it will give financial support to 37 public and private universities looking to become more international in scope and viewpoint, and become world-class research institutions. The schools, dubbed “super global universities,” were chosen from 104 applicants by a ministry-appointed ...

Aug 23, 2014

Yoyogi Seminar to close 75% of its cram schools across Japan

Yoyogi Seminar, a major operator of “yobiko” cram schools for high school students and graduates prepping for university entrance exams, will close 20 of its 27 schools nationwide next spring to streamline operations amid Japan’s declining birthrate, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday. ...