Dec 25, 2014

Testing students' ability to think

An education ministry council could be presenting an over-idealized picture of its proposed reforms of Japan's university entrance exams, often criticized for placing too much emphasis on rote learning.

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

Mar 14, 2013

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

The University of Tokyo, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, aims to introduce a recommendation-based entrance examination system for the first time since its establishment in 1877, university sources said Tuesday. In about five years, the national university will scrap written exams ...