Unified college entrance exams begin across Japan

Jan 17, 2015

Unified college entrance exams begin across Japan

The annual unified college entrance examinations began across the nation on Saturday, with nearly 560,000 applicants and a record-high 849 public and private schools taking part. The two-day exams mark the start of this year’s contest among students seeking entrance to four- and two-year ...

Entrance exams get failing grade

| Dec 2, 2013

Entrance exams get failing grade

by Tomohiro Osaki

National university exams are notorious for their emphasis on book learning. Once a year, examinees throng test sites, doing their best to regurgitate heaps of facts in the hopes of getting into the university of their choice. Once done, however, the pressure to study ...