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Universities aim to boost their global ranking

National Oct 22, 2014

Universities aim to boost their global ranking

by Mami Maruko

The government has announced it will provide funding to 37 leading public and private universities in a bid to boost their global competitiveness. They will receive annual grants for up to 10 years to boost the number of foreign staff, secure more overseas admissions and ...

National Oct 22, 2014

Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian

The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to notify visiting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili of ...

National Oct 22, 2014

Japan, U.S. to conduct joint military drill for island defense

The central government has said it plans to hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and to bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill, called Keen Sword, is held every two ...

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