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HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY

A research team including Hokkaido University scientists has discovered the skeleton of a new dinosaur that was curled up in a position like that of a sleeping modern-day bird.
JAPAN / History
Nov 17, 2023
Team including Hokkaido University scientists unearths new dinosaur
The focal point of the discovery is that evidence of the dinosaur's behavior was preserved, something rarely seen in fossils.
Takao Masuda, executive vice president of research management at Hokkaido University, speaks at a news conference in Sapporo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 21, 2023
Hokkaido University admits misconduct by chemistry research team
Unnatural gaps and signs of data manipulation were found in research related to artificial catalysts used to facilitate chemical reactions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2021
Son of detained Chinese scholar at Japan university calls for his release
Yuan Keqin, a former professor of East Asian political history at the Hokkaido University of Education, was detained in China over alleged espionage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2021
Deployment of Myanmar's first satellite under review due to coup
Myanmar's first satellite is being held on board the International Space Station following the Myanmar coup, while Japan's space agency and a Japanese university decide what to do with it, two Japanese university officials said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 10, 2020
A chill descends on Chinese scholars in Japan
Universities have a duty to stand up for them in the name of academic freedom.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2020
Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp
In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Japanese professors issue appeal for Chinese colleague missing in homeland
A group of Japanese researchers is pleading for the safe return of a prominent Chinese scholar at Hokkaido University of Education who they have not heard from since shortly after he left for China to attend a family funeral in June.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 15, 2019
China frees Japanese law professor accused of spying after obtaining confession
Nobu Iwatani of the public universityu2019s graduate school of law is back home and in good health after some intervention from Japan and a confession to China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 14, 2019
Japan-China forum suspended following detention of Hokkaido University professor
Since 2015, at least 14 Japanese citizens, including the professor, have been detained in China on various charges such as espionage.
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2019
Tokyo confirms detention of Japanese man by Chinese authorities
Japan confirmed Monday that a Japanese man in his 40s has been detained by Chinese authorities since September on suspicion of violating Chinese law, saying it has been providing him with necessary assistance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2019
Tokyo prosecutors drop charges over attempts to join Islamic State
Tokyo prosecutors have dropped charges against five people in Japan accused of attempting to travel to Syria to become fighters of the Islamic State militant group around August 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 3, 2019
Man, 31, referred to prosecutors over attempt to join Islamic State while at Hokkaido University
A 31-year-old man was referred to prosecutors Wednesday for allegedly preparing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group in 2014 while he was a student at Hokkaido University, Tokyo police and other sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Japan's indigenous Ainu sue to bring their ancestors' bones back home
Activist group's hardball tactics expose rifts in the Ainu community over the fate of bones held at universities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2018
Japanese researchers work to create AI capable of generating haiku from images
The development of artificial intelligence software that can write haiku based just on images is underway, with researchers hoping the project will improve how technology understands human emotion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2017
Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants
Hokkaido University has agreed to return to descendants of the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Japan's northernmost main island, ancestral remains exhumed from a cemetery for research in the 1930s, the descendants said this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 14, 2017
Cockroach longevity linked to female cohabitation
Female cockroaches living in groups with other females are more likely to have their unfertilized eggs hatch, a research team at Hokkaido University has found, providing a possible explanation for the reason the insect has managed to survive for hundreds of millions of years.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2016
New treatment keeps liver transplant patients healthy without immunosuppressants: Japanese researchers
Seven out of 10 people who were administered specially treated lymphocytes shortly after undergoing living-donor liver transplants at Hokkaido University Hospital have remained in good health without having to rely on immunosuppressive drugs, researchers said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2016
Hokkaido University says personal data of some 110,000 students possibly leaked
Hokkaido University has revealed that the personal data of more than 110,000 students and graduates may have been leaked due to unauthorized access of its computer systems by unknown parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 1, 2014
Dinosaur fossil teases in Hokkaido
A 42-year-old professor in Hokkaido is on the verge of unearthing what could be the best-preserved and most complete fossils of a dinosaur ever found in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 12, 2013
Ainu fight for return of plundered ancestral remains
Shigeru Kayano, one of the most well-known and respected Ainu figures of modern times, writes in his autobiography "Our Land Was a Forest" about the loathing he felt as a young man for the shamo (Japanese) researchers who used to visit his village and family home.

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