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G20 OSAKA SUMMIT SPECIAL

Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Educational endeavors for promoting global diversity
As the international community faces multitudes of environmental, economic and social challenges, universities are tasked with cultivating global citizens equipped with the knowledge and sensibilities required to develop effective solutions. To this end, Ritsumeikan University is building upon its firm...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Programs help students tackle challenges
Ever since establishing its College of International Relations in 1988, Ritsumeikan University has distinguished itself as a leader of global education in Japan, with world-class education and research initiatives across 16 undergraduate schools and 22 graduate schools in campuses in Kyoto, Shiga and...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
A citadel of humanistic education fostering global citizens
Within the verdant grounds of the Soka University Campus, there are two unmissable bronze statues.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Syrian student hopes to share ideas of peace
Mohamad Ghaith Alzin is not your run-of-the-mill overseas student. The information systems science student chose Soka University for his postgraduate studies partly due to his interest in Japan, but mostly because he could not study in his home country.
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Highly recognized in MEXT's Top Global University Project
In 2014, Soka University was selected for the Top Global University Project initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT). Of the 37 universities selected for the project, Soka University is categorized as a Type B or Global Traction Type.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Pursuing sustainability and diversity in global activities
Since its establishment over a century ago in 1913 as a Jesuit school, Sophia University has steadfastly embodied its mission: "Men and Women, For Others, With Others."
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Cultivating a setting, opportunities for future leaders
In today's increasingly unpredictable world, where borders seem transparent and change happens at lightning speed, Toyo University President Makio Takemura has a resolute vision.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
'Campus of the future' homes in on curriculum for the digital age
As a so-called campus of the future, Toyo University's Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD) in Akabanedai, metropolitan Tokyo, offers students the value of networking through specialized course streams, which consist of science and engineering, digital design, business...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
School widens its role in connecting students with the global community
Waseda University's beginnings hark back to 1882, when samurai turned politician-cum-educator Shigenobu Okuma founded Tokyo Senmon Gakko (Tokyo College). The institution acquired university status in 1902 and was renamed Waseda University.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
'Waseda Architecture' symbolic of capital's development
Functioning not only as broadcasting towers, but also as popular tourist spots among both Japanese and overseas visitors alike, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree are said to be symbolic of Japan. While general information about these structures can be found in virtually any travel guide, what is lesser known...
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JAPAN / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
G20 ministerial meetings
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Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Ninja clan of yore and a mountain blanketed in sakura
For inbound travelers seeking traditional, yet one-of-a-kind experiences in Kansai and central Japan, Nara Prefecture and adjacent Mie Prefecture to the east are two areas worth exploring.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Gourmet cuisine crossed with local flair
Food is an indispensable element in making any trip unforgettable. As far as culinary experiences go, both Mie and Nara prefectures won't disappoint with their many local and traditional delicacies that people of all backgrounds have enjoyed over the years.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Experience northern landscapes, flavors and culture
Japan's northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, is home to troves of cultural, natural and culinary treasures, and every year throngs of travelers visit to partake in the region's seasonal activities.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Ancient traditions in harmony with contemporary art
Hospitality is woven into the culture of Kagawa Prefecture. For ages, locals have hosted religious devotees traversing the area on ohenro (pilgrimages).
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Options aplenty at diverse shopping center
Ario Kurashiki is a large-scale shopping mall connected to the North Exit of JR Kurashiki Station. It is located on the opposite side of the historical Kurashiki area, adjacent to Mitsui Outlet Park.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Hot spring's 'rebirth' meets classic manga
Dogo Onsen is believed to be one of the oldest onsen (hot springs) in Japan, with its history said to date back 3,000 years.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Island-hopping in search of history and literary giants
Setouchi is an area around the Seto Inland Sea. Located west of Osaka and Kyoto, the region's major cities of Hiroshima and Matsuyama are connected by a chain of small islands.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Luck and longevity in the realm of the gods
The Sanin region, known for literary figures such as Lafcadio Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi), is easily accessible from Hiroshima.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Sweeping onsen wreathed in verdant repose
With a history of around 1,300 years, the Tamatsukuri Onsen area is home to an abundance of hot spring ryokan (traditional Japanese inns).

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