Sep 30, 2015

Bar exam system needs reform

The system for choosing who writes questions for the bar exam is in need of a major revamp in light of the recent scandal involving a Meiji University professor.

Novelist Ishiguro's notes and works head to Texas library

Aug 23, 2015

Novelist Ishiguro's notes and works head to Texas library

The sweeping archives of award-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro will be heading to a University of Texas research library, including a discarded opening chapter for his best-known book, “The Remains of the Day,” the university said. The novelist, who was born in Nagasaki in 1954 ...

Aug 15, 2015

Students finally find their voice

Japanese young people are becoming passionate about the importance of constitutionalism, democracy and human rights, in sharp contrast with the usual stereotype of passive, disinterested youths stuck in front of their video games.

Aug 14, 2015

Japanese, U.S. universities decode octopus genome

A team of researchers from a Japanese university and two U.S. universities have sequenced and analyzed the genome of an octopus species, according to their article on Thursday’s edition of the British journal Nature. The three universities are Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology ...

Jul 18, 2015

Honda makes English official

Honda is just the latest in a growing number of Japanese firms embracing English as its official language; now the nation's education system needs to respond with more effective ways of teaching the language.

Jul 14, 2015

Alert raised after six universities, banks come under cyberattack

The websites of six Japanese universities were targeted in cyberattacks on Monday, prompting experts to warn that other academic institutions and companies should be on alert, NHK reported. The computer networks of Ehime University, the University of Yamanashi, Fukuoka University, Setsunan University in Osaka, ...