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Tokyo Medical University enrolled applicant at lawmaker's request

National Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Medical University enrolled applicant at lawmaker's request

Tokyo Medical University enrolled an applicant in its nursing school by passing over candidates with better scores at the request of a Diet member, according to a report by an independent panel looking into the university's rigging of exam scores. Masahiko Usui, former chairman of ...

Editorials Dec 31, 2018

Democracy is under assault

The lesson of 2018 is that democrats around the world must rethink the basic operating procedures of their societies if they are to combat the threat to them that is generated by the very openness that they cherish.

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Language | NEWS IN NIHONGO Dec 31, 2018

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” will be adapted for the kabuki stage, it was revealed on the 12th. Kabuki actors Onoe Kikunosuke and Nakamura Shichinosuke are among those set to appear on stage for the performance at ...

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Paralympics Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Japan hopes to use the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics as an opportunity to become a more inclusive and accessible society, and in 2018 games organizers made some strides towards making it a reality. When hosting a major sporting event, people usually talk about what kind of ...

Jaguars void Leonard Fournette's contract guarantees

More Sports / Football Dec 31, 2018

Jaguars void Leonard Fournette's contract guarantees

The thought of Jacksonville parting ways with running back Leonard Fournette would have been unimaginable a few months ago. It's much more plausible now. The Jaguars have notified Fournette that his suspension late last month voided the remaining guarantees in his four-year rookie contract, according to ...