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Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

National Jul 03, 2018

Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

A national women's university in Tokyo will start accepting students in April 2020 who were assigned male at birth but identify as female. The education ministry said it believes Ochanomizu University will become Japan's first women's university to accept transgender students. Ochanomizu, founded in 1875, ...

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

Business / Tech Jul 03, 2018

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

The government will launch a public-private council this year to discuss the practical use of flying cars in hopes of bringing more companies outside the automobile industry into the effort, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Given the slow development of such vehicles among ...

Mobile services to be available in undersea Seikan Tunnel from next March

National Jul 03, 2018

Mobile services to be available in undersea Seikan Tunnel from next March

Mobile communications services will be available from next March aboard Hokkaido Shinkansen Line trains traveling through the undersea Seikan Tunnel, the communications ministry, Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) and three major mobile phone carriers have announced. Currently, passengers cannot use smartphones or other communication ...

Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Business / Corporate Jul 03, 2018

Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Toymakers in Japan are strengthening measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China. The proportion of domestic toymakers' sales made overseas has been growing, due to the shrinking domestic market amid the declining birthrate. Firms are concerned that overlooking the sale of counterfeit ...