Nishogakusha University is getting a new professor, an android version of literary giant Natsume Soseki that will teach classes in commemoration of the opening of the 140-year-old institution next year.

This year also marks the centennial of the death of the novelist who studied Chinese literature at the private university in Tokyo in 1881.

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