Tag - university-of-tokyo



Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 27, 2022
Some antibody drugs for COVID-19 may not be effective on omicron
Some antibody medicines, including Ronapreve, may not be effective against the highly mutated omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to researchers at Japanese and U.S. institutes.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2021
University of Tokyo to host forum on ways to help crisis-hit Myanmar people
The forum will propose universities and other institutions accept Myanmar people who are unable to return home as students, faculty staff or researchers so that they can stay in Japan.
Japan Times
May 29, 2021
University of Tokyo among world's top 10 for natural science research
In the list of 500 global institutions, topped by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, five other Japanese universities and a scientific research institute ranked among the top 100.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 27, 2021
Universities allow students to celebrate start of a new academic year with a few conditions attached
Parents are poised to be excluded from official entrance ceremonies as COVID-19 risk still lingers.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2021
Tokyo may once again see daily tally of virus cases top 1,000, study warns
Spike in cases likely in May if people don't refrain from gathering for celebrations this spring after the state of emergency is lifted, a University of Tokyo model found.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2021
Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe's manuscripts archived at University of Tokyo
The works by the 86-year-old author consist of the manuscripts of his novels published since the 1950s as well as proof sheets.
Japan Times
Nov 13, 2020
Nobel laureate Koshiba, who proved existence of neutrinos, dies
The scientist was awarded for his pioneering contribution in the field of astrophysics, having confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 22, 2020
Japan researchers show masks block coronavirus, but not perfectly
Japanese researchers have shown that masks can offer protection from airborne coronavirus particles, but even professional-grade coverings can't eliminate contagion risk entirely.
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2020
University of Tokyo to issue ¥20 billion debt for post-pandemic projects
The University of Tokyo said Thursday it will issue ¥20 billion ($190 million) worth of bonds next week to finance projects to address social issues following the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first national university to do so.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 20, 2020
A digital pivot at Japan’s universities: ‘A lot of us expected to have our worst semesters online’
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the fall term, leaving professors and students scrambling to adapt to shifting rules and digital education.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 31, 2020
Daiichi Sankyo's COVID-19 vaccine candidate selected by Japanese drug discovery body
Daiichi Sankyo Co. said on Monday that its mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate was selected for inclusion in a drug discovery program by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 24, 2020
University of Tokyo to sell bonds in first of its kind in Japan
The institution plans to make u00a520 billion of 40-year securities available in early October.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2020
Fears about the marriage market might deter Japanese women from attending Todai
This gender imbalance represents a real national problem
Japan Times
May 31, 2020
Jin Sato: Taking a global view of state-society relations
Professor Jin Sato on the most memorable lecture he ever gave, Japan's go-to techniques for multinational cooperation and the three foods he always has in his fridge.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2020
Former Mr. Todai finalist Daiki Inai gets three-year suspended sentence for Tokyo rape
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday handed a three-year suspended sentence to a 26-year-old man for raping a woman living in the apartment building where he was living in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward in 2018.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2020
University of Tokyo fires associate professor over anti-Chinese Twitter posts
The state-run University of Tokyo said Shohei Osawa, an artificial intelligence researcher, “grossly damaged the honor and reputation” of the institution with controversial comments about hiring Chinese.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 27, 2019
VR builds bridge between staff and young detainees with developmental disorders in Japan
One day in mid-November, instructors at the Miyagawa medical reformatory, which treats delinquent teenage boys with developmental disorders, in Ise, Mie Prefecture, experienced how people with the disabilities perceive the world by wearing virtual reality goggles and watching a video.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2019
SoftBank and University of Tokyo to open business-oriented AI research centers
SoftBank Corp. and the University of Tokyo have agreed to open artificial-intelligence centers staffed with specialists from the university and around the world, to swiftly turn research into profitable business ventures so Japan can keep up with the U.S. and China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 5, 2019
Tokyo University team to start first clinical trials of new Ebola vaccine
A team of University of Tokyo researchers said Thursday it will begin later this month the nation's first clinical study on a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2019
Toshiba to tie up with University of Tokyo in global race to secure more AI engineers
Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will team up with the University of Tokyo to nurture specialists in artificial intelligence as part of efforts to secure talent in the hot next-generation technology.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on