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Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Spectacular vistas and natural beauty stun in all four seasons
From May 19 to 21, Japan will preside over the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, which will focus on the global economy and other key issues. Around the same time, other conferences are scheduled all over Japan, with Toyama Prefecture having co-hosted the Education Ministers’ Meeting with Kanazawa from May 12 to 15. Given the topic, “Education after COVID-19 Pandemic,” now seems like the perfect time to talk about everything that this prefecture in Honshu’s central Chubu region has to offer.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Old horses thrown lifelines as new competitions grow
Opportunities for retired racehorses to play active roles have been steadily, if gradually, increasing.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Temple stays offer peace and opportunities for reflection
Busy, sprawling and noisy cities are often the first things that greet visitors upon arrival in Japan. Landing in Osaka, a new arrival might wade through the throngs of people in Dotonbori, mesmerized by the acres of neon lights. Eager to try the local food, the battered octopus balls called takoyaki might be first, possibly followed by deep-fried pork cutlets. In the following days, dizzyingly fast bullet trains whisk travelers to all corners of Japan, with a seemingly endless supply of cities with web-like train networks, modern architecture and quick yet tasty food.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Setouchi sights
HIROSHIMA
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Seto Inland Sea area boasts lush nature, bustling cities, cultural heritage
The area surrounding the Seto Inland Sea, Japan’s largest inland body of water, constitutes the Setouchi area, represented by the cities of Hiroshima, where the G7 Summit will be held, Okayama, Matsuyama and Takamatsu. Spanning the prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime and Kagawa, respectively, all have their own unique appeal in terms of history, scenic sites and gourmet dining.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Nonstate actors issue call for stronger climate policies
The Japan Climate Initiative, a network that connects stakeholders who are taking action on climate change, held a news conference to announce the release of its message, “Overcoming Two Crises with Renewable Energy and Carbon Pricing,” in Sapporo on April 12, three days before the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Hokkaido’s capital.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
New initiatives to increase globalization of education
After a pandemic that drastically reduced the numbers of Japanese students going abroad and foreign students arriving, Japan is again on a drive to internationalize higher education. Low economic growth, a labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and lagging competitiveness in science and technology prompted the government to set new targets. Following this, many Japanese universities are likely to further promote exchanges with their counterparts in G7 and other nations. Efforts to globalize the nation’s education are expected to increase.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
A philosophy of love, peace and exchange
Ever since its founding in 1916 by Southern Baptist missionary C. K. Dozier, Fukuoka’s Seinan Gakuin University has been guided by its motto “Seinan, Be True to Christ.” That founding spirit, SGU President Naoki Imai said, remains core to the education that the university provides to this day.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Focus moves to entrepreneurship, use of online tools to encourage diversity
Chuo University in Tokyo, which has almost 26,000 undergraduate students and over 1,140 graduate students, as well as over 720 full-time teachers, was originally founded in 1885 as a law school named Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School).
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Diversification fueled through ‘education of conscience’
In 1864, when the isolationist foreign policy of the Tokugawa shogunate was still in effect, Jo Niijima, a 21-year-old son of a samurai, left Japan for the United States, risking capital punishment. For Niijima, it was an adventurous quest to seek a land where greater equality, freedom and human rights were more the norm than the exception. While studying overseas, he embraced Christianity and started nurturing a dream to provide education based on Christian principles in Japan, fostering people who value freedom and conscience. Upon his return, Niijima established Doshisha Academy (Eigakko) in Kyoto with the aim of cultivating “people of independence and autonomy.” Since its foundation, Doshisha has been striving to cultivate people who use their abilities as conscience dictates, based on Christian principles.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Collaborative research efforts pave way for peace-based educational outlook
Hiroshima University was founded in 1949 in the first city in the world to suffer an atomic bombing. In the spirit of pursuing peace, HU’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of humankind by realizing a free and peaceful international society.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
International experiences help to contribute to global peace
“World peace is an ideal, and that is all the more reason to strive for it,” said International Christian University President Shoichiro Iwakiri. His position reflects the liberal arts college’s founding charter as a school for realizing that very ideal. Over the past 70 years, this small private institution in the west Tokyo suburb of Mitaka has graduated some of the brightest minds with a global, bilingual education grounded in the pursuit of peace. The university intends to steadfastly continue on the same mission, at least until there is peace on Earth.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Sustainability a key focal point of education and research
Keio University is harnessing its legacy of independence and academic excellence to create platforms for organic collaboration and transformative research initiatives. From inclusive sustainability projects and insightful discussions with world leaders to new cutting-edge research centers, Keio provides a wide range of opportunities for students and researchers to address society’s most pressing issues.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Holistic education to foster an international identity
Kwansei Gakuin University, based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2039. Ahead of this milestone, the university has developed a concept for its long-term future. Called Kwansei Grand Challenge 2039 (KGC2039), its ultimate purpose is to cultivate students who will be “world citizens embodying the spirit of the school’s ‘Mastery for Service’ motto,” said Kwansei Gakuin University President Yasutoshi Mori.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Keeping dignity and diversity relevant in a turbulent world
Located in Yagoto in eastern Nagoya,  Nanzan University opened its doors immediately following the end of World War II with the goal of providing language education to assist the Japanese in building a presence on the international stage. What missionary Rev. Aloysius Pache started as the College of Foreign Languages in 1946 has since transformed into an institution with eight faculties and six graduate schools, as well as the Center for Japanese Studies, serving over 10,000 students, 450 of them from abroad.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Programs help students tackle international issues
“Challenge your mind, Change our future.”  Ritsumeikan University adopted this motto in 2018 as part of its vision toward 2030. In a time when it is difficult to predict the future due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly complex social and political issues, the university is determined to continue expanding its global education program, giving students and researchers the tools needed to take on new challenges.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Freedom to examine topics from various perspectives
Sophia University, the first Jesuit and oldest Catholic university in Japan, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. “Amid the dynamically shifting global landscape, we are questioning the role we should play in Japanese society and how we can serve the international community,” said university President Yoshiaki Terumichi.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Split education system needs a shake-up, president warns
Waseda University, one of Japan’s leading private universities, began its history as Tokyo Senmon Gakko, which was established in 1882. The founder, Shigenobu Okuma, served as Japan’s prime minister twice, in 1898 and 1914. Waseda has produced eight of the country’s prime ministers, including Fumio Kishida, and many leading players in politics, business and industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2023
Kishida and Biden hail ‘evolution’ of alliance as leaders meet in Hiroshima
A senior Japanese official said the leaders held substantive talks on a range of issues, from defense and economic security coordination to their response to the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2023
Police on high alert ahead of G7 summit in Hiroshima
With recent attacks still fresh on people’s minds, drones, boats and around 24,000 police are patrolling the city.

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