The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

Stage Feb 5, 2019

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

by Nobuko Tanaka

Students and stage fans will see whether a hastily arranged series of performances of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" this weekend can break a decades-long standoff over the closure of Japan's oldest student dormitory: the wooden Yoshida ryō (Yoshida Dormitory) at Kyoto University. The Japanese-style ...

Universities lure students with upscale dorms

National May 11, 2013

Universities lure students with upscale dorms

by Masaaki Kameda

Universities in Japan are doing everything they can to attract students amid the aging society and decline in young people. One approach to lure applicants is to provide dormitories with state-of-the-art facilities. Takushoku University opened a dormitory in April last year at its Hachioji campus in ...