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UNIVERSITIES ROLE IN GLOBAL SOCIETY

Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
An aim to foster global competence
Chuo University has long been renowned for being at the forefront of practical learning. In 2015 and upon celebrating its 130th anniversary since its founding, the school drew up the "Chuo Vision 2025" action plan in the pursuit of establishing a stronger global presence and competency.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Chuo's two new faculties to promote further internationalization
Society is undergoing dynamic changes and so that its students can "Be ahead of the world," Chuo University has introduced two new courses to best enable today's learners become tomorrow's leaders.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Global education centered around a sound philosophy
In 1864, when 21-year-old Niijima Jo defied a ban on overseas travel and smuggled himself aboard a Boston-bound boat, he set off on a mission.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Space biomedical technology utilized in university project for a healthy life
Inside the biomedical engineering labs at NASA, scientists are charged with developing advanced life-support machines to help astronauts breathe for longer in space.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Developing creative solutions that benefit the international community
Our global society is grappling with a myriad of challenges — from artificial intelligence and its rapid development to the effects of climate change and aging populations — that require bold, innovative solutions. As these issues grow in urgency and complexity, it is up to universities to foster...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Supporting aging populations, agriculture
Keio University is the host of several flagship research initiatives engaged in developing solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the international community.
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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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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