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UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 3, 2019
Hokkaido Ainu association sues University of Tokyo to have remains returned
An Ainu indigenous rights association in Hokkaido has filed a lawsuit against the University of Tokyo, seeking the return of remains of their ancestors stored at the university.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 28, 2019
Yuki Hirose: Exploring the cognitive basis of language
Psycholinguistics professor Yuki Hirose on why she can't read your mind, getting children to sit still for academic studies and the qualities she looks for in a mentor.
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JAPAN
Sep 12, 2019
Japan failing to cultivate elite universities, global survey suggests
Only the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University made it to the top 200 — fewer than China, Italy, Denmark and Belgium, the report said.
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JAPAN
Sep 7, 2019
Empress Emerita Michiko admitted to hospital ahead of breast cancer surgery
Empress Emerita Michiko was admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday, ahead of her surgery for breast cancer slated for Sunday.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 8, 2019
International team of astronomers discover massive ancient galaxies
An international team of astronomers, including those from the University of Tokyo and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, have discovered 39 massive galaxies thought to have been actively forming stars over 11 billion years ago.
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JAPAN / Society
Jul 2, 2019
Japan's gender problem is a 'human disaster,' says award-winning scholar Chizuko Ueno
After several high-profile incidents in recent years shone the spotlight on Japan's problems with sexism, a Japanese women's studies pioneer has been granted special recognition from Finland, a leading country in promoting gender equality.
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JAPAN
Jun 12, 2019
Male managers in Japan have higher mortality rate than in Europe, study finds
The findings of the study said the mortality rate of “upper nonmanual workers” increased in Japan in the second half of the 1990s following the collapse of the asset-inflated bubble economy.
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JAPAN
May 21, 2019
New real-time flood projection system developed by joint Waseda and University of Tokyo team to be tested in Tokyo
The system predicts floods based on detailed urban infrastructure data and the test comes amid growing risks of heavy rain on an unprecedented scale due to climate change.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 28, 2019
University of Tokyo plans experiment to grow human organs in pigs within about a year
The University of Tokyo plans to start an experiment to grow human pancreases in pigs for transplantation using induced pluripotent stem cells, better known as iPS cells, a professor leading the project said recently.
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JAPAN
Apr 8, 2019
Quarter of Japan's adults under 40 are virgins, at least when it comes to the opposite sex
About a quarter of people aged 18 to 39 in Japan were estimated to have had no experience of heterosexual intercourse as of 2015, higher than the 20 percent seen more than two decades ago, a team of Japanese and Swedish researchers said Monday.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 11, 2019
At the University of Tokyo, there is power in a union
Japan still has the right to organize, and unions are good both for members and management.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 25, 2019
Japan scientists win backing for work on potential Nipah virus vaccine at Todai
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics has struck a $31 million deal with scientists at the University of Tokyo to speed up work on a vaccine against a brain-damaging disease caused by the Nipah virus.
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JAPAN / History
Jan 19, 2019
The University of Tokyo riots of 1968-69: A photographer remembers the final days of resistance
Riot police at the University of Tokyo haul off a man wearing a white helmet, cuffed hands clasped above his bowed head. His expression is a mixture of resignation and defiance, but the fine details are hard to discern, obscured by the dark shades of the monochrome photograph he is depicted in — where he remains frozen in time. In the foreground, an officer is speaking into his transceiver, perhaps reporting back to the tactical unit in charge of operations or answering a query from other troops conducting a sweep of the campus.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Jan 5, 2019
Japan Times 1969: Police battle students at Tokyo University
Radical students holed up in Tokyo University's Yasuda Auditorium withstood a 10-hour siege by riot police who seized control of 16 other buildings held by the students on the university's Hongo campus.
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JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings
A record 103 Japanese universities made it onto this year's Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list, with the nation's two top universities — the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University — moving up in the standings.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Sep 1, 2018
Japan Times 1993: Fatherhood courses to meet children's needs
The Education Ministry appropriated funds to send lecturers to work on fatherhood because men had become too busy with their jobs to maintain adequate contact with their children.
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LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 26, 2018
The convenience of contemporary style
The fashion world is responding to our current era's obsession with convenience. It's packaging products in ready-to-go servings, making fashion approachable and easy, not to mention turning shopping into a fun experience for all.
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JAPAN
Jun 20, 2018
70 percent of Japanese parents with infants want more kids: survey
The proportion of parents with infants who want to have more children stands at around 70 percent, a private survey found Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Jun 12, 2018
Japanese transgender professor to run for mayor in campaign focused on curbing child abuse
A University of Tokyo professor has decided to run for mayor in a city in Saitama Prefecture in July with her campaign focused on preventing child abuse.
JAPAN
May 7, 2018
Bomb threat forces closure of Aoyama Gakuin University's campuses in Tokyo, Kanagawa
An online bomb threat has prompted Tokyo's Aoyama Gakuin University to call off classes at both campuses Monday, the university said.

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