Riot police raid Kyoto University dormitory

Nov 13, 2014

Riot police raid Kyoto University dormitory

Scores of fully-clad riot police raided a dormitory at one of the nation’s leading universities on Thursday, in an apparently heavy-handed response to a left-wing movement that may involve students. Ranks of helmeted officers carrying shields and wearing protective clothing converged on the dormitory ...

Sep 9, 2014

Kyoto University professor shares Lasker medical prize

Kyoto University professor Kazutoshi Mori shares this year’s Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Peter Walter of the University of California, San Francisco, for unraveling the inner workings of the cell to process proteins that serve as a basis for ongoing drug development ...

Seward out to have big impact in Japan

Sep 1, 2014

Seward out to have big impact in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Kyoto University’s football team recently revealed that it had acquired Adam Seward, a former NFL player, as its new linebackers coach — perhaps the biggest news before the Kansai collegiate season kicked off this past weekend. And as much as the Gangsters — and ...

Thai army ruler named prime minister

Aug 22, 2014

Thai army ruler named prime minister

Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military’s grip on power. Thailand’s legislature voted ...

Apr 25, 2014

Team announces breakthrough in mass production for iPS cells

A Japanese research team said Friday it has developed a method for mass producing human cells that can develop into other tissue. The team, including Norio Nakatsuji of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, announced the outcome of joint research conducted with Nissan ...

Mar 22, 2014

Kyoto University's bold hiring move

The recent news that Kyoto University will publicly seek candidates for its next president from abroad, as well as from Japan, may come as a shock to some in academia.