Working to boost regional business

National | 50 years of ASEAN Aug 9, 2017

Working to boost regional business

The year 2017 is a landmark for the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was established half a century ago. Looking back on the past 50 years, ASEAN, whose 10 member states are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand ...

Program provides international immersion

National | 50 years of ASEAN Aug 9, 2017

Program provides international immersion

Rikkyo University in Tokyo has launched the Global Liberal Arts Program (GLAP) this spring to nurture young talent to become global leaders, with the foundation of education based on Christianity and liberal arts. GLAP is an undergraduate program in which all classes are conducted in ...

University actively participating in exchange programs

National | 50 years of ASEAN Aug 9, 2017

University actively participating in exchange programs

Sophia University in Tokyo was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as one of 11 subsidy recipients for participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Program in 2013. Since then, Sophia ...

Deep commitment to temple preservation

National | 50 years of ASEAN Aug 9, 2017

Deep commitment to temple preservation

Sophia University has a long and amicable relationship with Cambodia originating in professor Yoshiaki Ishizawa's long-term commitment to preserve and restore the Angkor Wat temple complex, a World Heritage site and one of the most important archeological sites in Southeast Asia. The complex stretches over ...

ASEAN, Japan offer tourists great diversity

National | 50 years of ASEAN Aug 9, 2017

ASEAN, Japan offer tourists great diversity

Tourism is one of the key industries in the respective ASEAN member states. The ASEAN member states are enriched with attractive tourism destinations that include renowned resorts surrounded by breathtaking nature and historical places that are designated as World Heritage sites. In addition, having very ...

Commentary / World Dec 5, 2011

China: soft or crash landing?

by Naomi roque-nagumo, Carla, esiklos, Mahi, Ted, Tani, Alex Scott, Isaac Herrera, Aysegul Arslan, Chie Katayama, Chihi, kokko, bubble_daiquiri, RobT, yam8010korea, theretumultraman@icloud.com, Hwakyong Rahat Namkung, Marcia Levine, Martina Farris, Jamie, Iceman, Natasha Henriksson and Kevin Rafferty

Economists who believe that China can come to the rescue of an increasingly troubled global economy are now in a decided minority, with questions increasingly being asked whether China can save itself: Will China's economy achieve a soft landing, a hard landing or even ...