Apr 7, 2017

Parental allowances for private college kids hit new record low

Monthly allowances given by parents to students who entered private colleges in the Tokyo metropolitan area last spring dropped for the 16th straight year, a survey has showed. The average allowance per month for first-year students at school away from home fell by ¥1,000 from ...

| Nov 28, 2015

Safety first

My senpai (senior) is always safety-oriented, so he would always take a scholarship over an entrance examination to enter college.

Unified college entrance exams begin across Japan

Jan 17, 2015

Unified college entrance exams begin across Japan

The annual unified college entrance examinations began across the nation on Saturday, with nearly 560,000 applicants and a record-high 849 public and private schools taking part. The two-day exams mark the start of this year's contest among students seeking entrance to four- and two-year university ...

Mar 22, 2013

College students get global outlook in dorm life


With calls growing for universities in Japan to generate graduates well-prepared for the era of globalization, an increasing number of them are establishing "international dormitories" where Japanese students live together with foreign students. Kenichi Tasai, a 20-year-old sophomore at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, ...