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UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

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JAPAN
Mar 28, 2018
Kyoto University and Todai tie for first in magazine's ranking of Japanese schools
Kyoto University ties the University of Tokyo — moving up two spots from last year — for first place in the ranking of Japanese universities by Times Higher Education magazine.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 28, 2018
Japanese researchers create most detailed map of universe's dark-matter distribution
A team of researchers said Tuesday that it has created a more comprehensive map showing the universe's dark matter distribution by using a camera on Japan's Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
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JAPAN
Feb 13, 2018
University of Tokyo offers halal chocolates ahead of Valentine's Day
The University of Tokyo is selling halal chocolates online for Valentine's Day to raise public awareness of foods that are prepared according to Muslim standards.
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JAPAN
Jan 30, 2018
University of Tokyo opens center to promote use of big data from Japan's public sector
The University of Tokyo has embarked on a quest to unearth Japan's latent assets that could be worth more than ¥700 billion — big data held by the public sector.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 21, 2017
University of Tokyo team's robots mimic human exercise, even working up a sweat
A team of Japanese researchers has built two humanoid robots that can do pushups, situps and stretches just like their human creators. One can even sweat, releasing heat generated by the physical activity.
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CULTURE / Art
Nov 19, 2017
1968: The year Japan truly raised its voice
During a recent conversation with a student in his sixth year at a university renowned to be an incubator for Japanese politicians, 23-year-old Atsugi Fukuhara tells me that he wants to stay a student forever.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 8, 2017
Drawing on Japan's flowers of the flock
Masumi Yamanaka, curator of 'Flora Japonica,' an exhibition of 80 taxonomically correct illustrations of Japanese plants, talks about the dedication that drives botanical art.
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MORE SPORTS
Sep 28, 2017
Equestrian Sassa hopes to realize Olympic dream at 2020 Games
Shion Sassa's ultimate goal is to compete as an Olympic equestrian rider, hopefully as soon as the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 22-year old Waseda University student would make history if she's able to achieve that goal.
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JAPAN
Sep 5, 2017
Chinese universities climb world rankings as University of Tokyo slips to lowest position ever
Three Asian universities made the top 30 for the first time in an influential ranking of the world's top 1,000 institutions released Tuesday.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 1, 2017
Todai professors accused of falsifying research data
University says it found misconduct involving five papers supervised and co-authored by two researchers at its Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.
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JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Apr 26, 2017
Todai-linked venture developing technology for speedy home flu test
Every winter, people running a fever and complaining of muscle pain swarm the nation's clinics, suspecting one thing: the flu.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 8, 2017
Higher education keeps overreaching
Since the mid-2000s, the number of Japanese people who turn 18 in a given year has remained constant at about 1.2 million. That will change with the high school graduating class of 2018, which will be smaller than the class of 2017.
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JAPAN
Apr 4, 2017
University of Tokyo leads new Japan ranking of higher education institutions
The University of Tokyo was crowned the nation's top university for teaching and learning environments in a first-ever Japan ranking by the Times Higher Education magazine.
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JAPAN
Feb 1, 2017
University of Tokyo Hospital admits nurse administered wrong medication to boy who subsequently died
The University of Tokyo Hospital has revealed that one of its nurses mistakenly gave the wrong medication to a boy in 2015, admitting it "might have had some kind of an impact" leading to his death the day after being given the medicine.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 26, 2017
Todai-led team creates mouse pancreas in rat in treatment breakthrough
A team led by University of Tokyo researchers has successfully created a healthy pancreas from mouse stem cells inside the body of a rat, in a first between different species, a study published in the British science journal Nature showed.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 14, 2017
Monkeys can make strategic choices based on memory: Japanese research
Monkeys can make judgments based on memory and be confident about their strategic choices, according to a study released Friday.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 7, 2017
Are female scholars taken seriously in Japan?
There is a small group of female TV personalities whose claim to fame is that they graduated from the University of Tokyo, the most prestigious institute of higher learning in Japan. Like most TV personalities, these women have no demonstrable talent, and in almost every case when they appear on variety and talk shows they never discuss what they studied. They often show up on quiz shows where they can either confirm expectations about their intelligence or delight viewers by revealing they don't know as much as they should, but overall there really isn't any discernible difference between them and other entertainers peddled by production companies.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Dec 5, 2016
AI robot fails to get into Tokyo University
A team of researchers has failed to develop a robot smart enough to get into Japan's top university.
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BASKETBALL
Dec 1, 2016
Japan Basketball Association dismisses men's national team coach Hasegawa
Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men's national team.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 1, 2016
Quest for artificial intelligence highlights lack of critical thinking skills in humans
Thanks to the relentless work of dedicated engineers, artificial intelligence, or AI, becomes smarter by the day.

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