Nov 3, 2013

Schieffer, Howard among 4,242 set for autumn honors

Canon Inc. Chairman Fujio Mitarai and veteran actor Tetsuya Watari are among the 4,193 Japanese recipients of this year’s autumn decorations for their contributions to society, the government said Sunday. In addition to the Japanese, 49 foreigners from 31 countries and territories will be ...

Jan 29, 2012

Purpose of a higher education

Regarding the Jan. 23 article, “More crucial than English” (by Takamitsu Sawa): The question of why Japanese students’ intellectual capacities are not developed has not been adequately addressed. When it comes to the humanities, Japanese students are discouraged from developing critical thinking skills. Unlike ...