Oct 30, 2015

Waseda to strip biologist Obokata of doctorate

Waseda University in Tokyo is set to revoke the doctoral degree of Haruko Obokata, the biologist who rocked the scientific community by fabricating data during highly touted research on stem cells, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The former Riken researcher was last ...

Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award

Jul 16, 2015

Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award


A student group addressing the growing threat of pandemic diseases in the age of globalization received the grand prize for this summer’s presentations in The Japan Times Youth Project. Nineteen university students, divided into three groups, delivered in-depth 10-minute presentations at the company’s head ...

Jun 22, 2015

Waseda University finds data leak six months after cyberattacks

Waseda University said Monday it took about half a year before it discovered personal data on roughly 3,300 officials and students had leaked via cyberattacks. Tokyo-based Waseda, one of the top private universities in Japan, said the stolen data included the names, identification numbers, ...

Oct 8, 2014

Two indicted over stock price manipulation

Prosecutors indicted two former members of an investment club at Waseda University in Tokyo on Wednesday for allegedly manipulating stock prices through Internet trading. Investigative sources claim the accused made millions of yen in profit by repeatedly manipulating prices of stocks mostly listed on ...