Fix Japan's misallocation of human resources

Commentary / Japan Jul 14, 2019

Fix Japan's misallocation of human resources

by Takamitsu Sawa

Medical schools at universities are becoming unprecedentedly popular among high school students seeking to advance to higher education. Many high schools' websites exhibit not only the number of graduates who have successfully entered well-known national, public and private universities, but also how many have ...

Universities divided over whether or not to enforce no-smoking rules

National Jun 30, 2019

Universities divided over whether or not to enforce no-smoking rules

With Japan's revised health promotion law, which includes enhanced measures against secondhand smoke, set to partially take effect at the beginning of July, universities across the country are divided over rules governing smoking. The partial implementation prohibits smoking in principle at the premises of public ...