Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Jun 24, 2016

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Part of Hideyuki Morimoto’s internship at U.S. chemical giant DuPont’s branch in Tochigi Prefecture involved preparing an experiment on engineering plastic. Although his mentor was watching over him, he still felt pressure to perform. “Unlike studying, if I make a mistake, it would cause ...

Jun 18, 2016

The need for more scholarships

The ruling and opposition parties must follow through on their promises to increase university scholarships and prevent more students from having to take out crippling loans.

Mar 20, 2016

Japanese escape injury as bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain

Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured Sunday when a bus carrying foreign students, including two Japanese, crashed in northeastern Spain, regional authorities in Catalonia said. Initially, regional government spokesman Jordi Jane said 14 had died in the crash but Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz ...

Mar 9, 2016

Three Kyoto teens arrested for smoking cannabis

Three male teenagers in Kyoto have been arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. One of them is a junior high school student. Police said Tuesday the three were arrested after officers found around 0.7 gram of cannabis in a car in a convenience ...