Aug 26, 2016

Japanese firms plan new conversational English-gauging exam

Three Japanese companies said Thursday that they will launch a new test to measure the ability to take care of guests from foreign countries using English conversation. The three firms are publisher Obunsha Co., Casio Computer Co. and Mainichi Newspapers Co. They plan to ...

Japan university unified entrance exams begin

Jan 17, 2016

Japan university unified entrance exams begin

English listening comprehension tests were suspended in Aichi and Hyogo prefectures due to lighting problems on the first day of the two-day unified university entrance examinations for spring enrollment, the test organizers said. In the Aichi city of Nisshin, lights in a classroom used ...

Gene test kits help determine disease risk

Nov 21, 2013

Gene test kits help determine disease risk

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Discovering whether you are at risk of developing specific diseases once required going to a hospital for various kinds of time-consuming examinations. Now it can be done with a simple test conducted at home or at a drugstore. A 43-year-old female company employee from ...

TEAP stresses pragmatic approach

| Sep 16, 2013

TEAP stresses pragmatic approach

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As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party forges ahead with its strategy of nurturing “internationally minded” talent to aid economic growth, the prospect that students’ scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be used as criteria for entering ...