Sep 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...

U.N. program gives Japanese students new worldview

Aug 13, 2015

U.N. program gives Japanese students new worldview

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For Japanese high school student Takumi Masaka, traveling to New York City to play the role of a Syrian diplomat at a simulation of a United Nations conference was a life-altering experience that opened his eyes to differing worldviews. Masaka, 17, is one of ...

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

Jul 31, 2015

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

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International students and workers in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward slipped into yukata summer kimono and enjoyed traditional folk dancing Friday during the district’s second annual summer festival. Held at a Shibuya hotel, the dance event aims to promote international exchanges as well as Japanese culture ...

Jul 29, 2015

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

Students at Hong Kong’s most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year’s pro-democracy protests. In their most confrontational demonstration on campus, about 100 ...