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The University of Tokyo's Hongo campus
Feb 19, 2024
University of Tokyo to launch new program with 50% foreign students
The course aims to nurture talent to lead efforts to resolve global issues such as climate change, a university source said.
The crime scene following a stabbing near the University of Tokyo in January 2022
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2023
19-year-old gets prison term for stabbings near University of Tokyo
He was given an indeterminate sentence of six to 10 years for attacking two senior high school students and an elderly man.
Plumes of smoke rise from a new isle after a recent volcano on Iwo Jima on Nov. 3.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 7, 2023
New isle emerges after underwater volcano erupts south of Tokyo
A recent undersea volcanic eruption has led to the formation of a new isle off the coast of Iwo Jima, about 1,200 kilometers south of Tokyo.
University students attend a job fair in Tokyo on March 1.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2023
University of Tokyo asks firms to stop pressuring job-hunting students
The request by Japan's most prestigious university comes as such practices have become problematic in recent years amid fierce competition for employees.
The University of Tokyo ranked 29th in the latest World Universities Rankings, up from 39th in last year’s report.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 28, 2023
Japanese universities move up in global rankings
The overall improvement is due to a change in methodology by Times Higher Education.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Tokyo researchers develop robot arms to 'unlock creativity'
The Jizai Arms were inspired by traditional Japanese puppetry and a quasi-horror short story.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Japanese government shortlists three universities for research institute grant
The new designation system has been introduced as Japanese universities have fallen behind overseas institutions in recent years.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2023
Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives first seminar in Tokyo as professor
Ma addressed students as part of an event for the University of Tokyo's Tokyo College about entrepreneurship and the future, conducting a two-hour seminar.
Japan Times
May 1, 2023
Alibaba founder Jack Ma joins University of Tokyo as professor
As a visiting professor, he will provide advice on research topics and conduct research, especially in sustainable agriculture, as well as give seminars about entrepreneurship.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2023
The Japanese venture capital star bagging 35% returns mining science papers for gold
Tomotaka Goji, a bureaucrat-turned-technology guru, has his sights set on transforming Japan's startup culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 2, 2023
Japanese researcher pushes the boundaries of lab-grown 'real' meat
Numerous hurdles will need to be overcome before such meat is commercially available, including technological, social and legal barriers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 26, 2022
University of Tokyo to double number of female professors by fiscal 2027
The institution aims to bring the number of female professors and associate professors to around 400 — a figure currently at 274 of 2,322 in total — by fiscal 2027.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2022
Japan government JST agency announces winners of female researcher awards
The government-affiliated Japan Science and Technology Agency announced the winners of this year's awards for excellence in science by female researchers on Sunday.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2022
Top two Japan universities drop in British magazine's world ranking
The University of Tokyo fell from 35th place the year before to 39th, while Kyoto University slumped from 61st to 68th.
Japan Times
May 29, 2022
Four Japanese universities set to apply for ¥10 trillion government fund
Nagoya University and Osaka University are among the schools that intend to apply for the funds, established as part of efforts to promote science and technology in Japan.
Japan Times
May 10, 2022
Todai apprentice Hotaka Suyama starts career with maezumo win
The 24-year-old stepped onto the raised ring at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan early Tuesday morning along with other recruits and quickly beat 16-year-old Yamadaumi.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2022
University of Tokyo accepts two Ukrainian researchers fleeing war
They are the first beneficiaries of a relief program created last month to support students and researchers fleeing the war-torn nation.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2022
Japan’s first Nobel literature laureate a towering figure 50 years after death
The anniversary of the death of Yasunari Kawabata is being marked with an exhibition and a new adaptation of one of his works.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2022
University of Tokyo student Hotaka Suyama passes sumo entrance exam
The 24-year-old, who will balance wrestling with his studies until he graduates next March, describes his ideal sumo as 'fast and powerful,'
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2022
Prestigious University of Tokyo may claim its first sumo wrestler
Hotaka Suyama could become the school's first graduate to enter the world of u014dzumo when he takes the Japan Sumo Association's entrance exam.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?