Tag - university-of-tokyo



Japan Times
Nov 15, 2016
AI robot fails to get into University of Tokyo
A team of researchers has failed to develop a robot smart enough to get into Japan's top university.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2016
Hatakeyama's hustle helps Niigata
It's early and the order will be shuffled and some players near the top will drop down, while others will rise.
Oct 31, 2016
Tokyo University ranked 4th best in Asia
The University of Tokyo ranked 39th in this year's Times Higher Education list, making it the fourth best institution of higher learning in Asia.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 12, 2016
Todai biomedical research fraud probe seen pointing to wider misconduct
The so-called STAP scandal of 2014 unleashed the power of anonymous online whistleblowers, who exposed falsified data in what had been hailed as groundbreaking stem cell research by the Riken institute and brought down its star scientist, Haruko Obokata.
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2016
Virtual reality helps treat phantom pain by letting missing, injured limbs move again
Virtual reality, more often than not, is touted as a feature of state-of-the-art video games with headsets that allow players to see all around them, beyond the boundaries of their monitors.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2016
Oxford tops Times university ranking, Tokyo beaten by 3 Asian rivals
The University of Oxford ranked first in an influential survey of the world's top universities released Thursday, becoming the first university outside the United States to take top spot, with the California Institute of Technology in second place and Stanford University third.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 20, 2016
University of Tokyo student who co-founded club for molesting women given suspended sentence
The Tokyo District Court sentences a student to two years in prison, suspended for four years, for his role in a sexual assault.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2016
Todai's traditions reflected in Hongo neighborhood
Hongo, an area in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward, is synonymous with Japan's top academic institution, the University of Tokyo.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2016
Japan and South Korea account for 17 of top 20 Asia universities, poll shows
China and India have the biggest populations in the Asia-Pacific region, and the economic news coming out of both countries usually dominates world headlines.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 11, 2016
IBM big data used for rapid diagnosis of rare leukemia case in Japan
In a possible first in Japan, doctors have used artificial intelligence to diagnose a rare type of leukemia and identify life-saving therapy far faster than if they had examined the genetic data manually.
Jun 21, 2016
Todai tumbles from top of Asia university rankings to seventh place
The University of Tokyo, locally known as Todai, lost its crown in this year's Times Higher Education Asia University rankings released Monday.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 2, 2016
Researchers find high-grade gold ore in waters south of Tokyo
The ore contained as much as 275 grams of gold per ton, a figure that is higher than usual for such deposits on land or sea in Japan.
Japan Times
May 12, 2016
H.I.S. ‘fly with girls of Todai’ campaign crashes as travel agency assailed
Major travel agency H.I.S. Co. has been forced to cancel a sales campaign offering customers the chance to travel with "beautiful girls" from the University of Tokyo after an online backlash.
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BUSINESS / Economy
May 10, 2016
BOJ qualifies on website only that Policy Board pair 'completed' Todai PhD programs
The Bank of Japan said Monday its website states that two of its Policy Board members "completed a PhD program in economics" at the University of Tokyo graduate school, not that they held doctoral degrees.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
Supporters share 'ekiden' drama with athletes
As Daichi Kamino crossed the finish line at the end of the first day of last year's Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden (relay marathon) championship, he ran straight into the arms of his ecstatic teammates.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2015
Giant telescope to spot 'gravitational waves' in space unveiled in Gifu
Researchers unveiled Friday a giant telescope built underground in central Japan, joining an international race to detect the so-called gravitational waves emanating from space, the existence of which was predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 7, 2015
Nobel winner Kajita says he was 'unusually blessed' with talented people around him
A day after winning the Nobel Prize in physics, Takaaki Kajita said he felt like he was walking on air as he expressed appreciation to his mentors and colleagues who he says were instrumental in his research.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2015
Todai loses crown as Asia's leading university, overtaken by Singapore, Beijing
The University of Tokyo has lost its crown as Asia's leading higher education institution after being overtaken by the National University of Singapore and Peking University in a global ranking released Wednesday.
Jul 23, 2015
Parents sue over son's binge-drinking death at 2012 Todai tennis club gathering
A couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the death of their 21-year-old son from acute alcohol poisoning as a result of binge drinking at a university tennis club gathering.
Japan Times
May 22, 2015
Head of Todai is an advocate for collaboration and diversity
Collaboration from East and West is key to spurring innovation, and the University of Tokyo should become an academic hub for that purpose, its president says.


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