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Apr 11, 2015
University of Tokyo failing non-Japanese students
With enrollment of foreign students declining, the University of Tokyo needs to work on making its program for English-language coursework more attractive.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2015
Top grads shun Kasumigaseki
More University of Tokyo graduates with high academic records appear headed these days for graduate law schools or are taking jobs in the private sector rather than joining the Japanese bureaucracy.
Mar 13, 2015
Todai sounds plagiarism alarm with rare cheating report
In a rare move, the University of Tokyo, Komaba, locally known as Todai, has reported that one of its students plagiarized a term report using information from the Internet. It was the first time the prestigious school has openly reported a cheating student.
Feb 9, 2015
University of Tokyo, top school in China to form strategic partnership
Japan and China's top universities will expand their collaboration to open the door for more academic and student exchanges, a move encouraged by the first meeting last year between the two countries' current leaders, university officials said.
Oct 27, 2014
Eel researcher writes children's book about a species facing extinction
A 35-year-old researcher who fears the Japanese eel may soon be extinct has produced a picture book to get children to see them not just as food but as a threatened species.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 9, 2014
Abe needs more stimulus to raise sales tax, adviser Itoh says
The administration should consider a supplementary budget this year and will need to add stimulus for the economy to weather the planned increase in the consumption tax in 2015, according to Motoshige Itoh, a member of an advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 1, 2014
Four Tokyo University researchers involved in cover-up of dubious papers
The University of Tokyo reveals that four of its former researchers helped cover up phony data used in flawed thesis papers from 1996 to 2011.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2014
China rising in school rankings
While Japan once again tops this year's Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, it is finding its traditional dominance in higher education increasingly challenged by China and South Korea, education experts say.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2014
Students take worldly approach to study abroad
A University of Tokyo student set to spend a year as an exchange student in Illinois this summer doesn't think English skill is the only thing that matters when going to the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2014
Robots challenged to pass Todai examination
If robots with artificial intelligence prove they can outperform humans, will most jobs currently undertaken by people be done by robots instead?
Feb 19, 2014
Tokyo University to host symposiums on Fukushima crisis
The University of Tokyo will hold symposiums on March 9 and 11 on its Hongo campus to mark the third anniversary of the triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Feb 3, 2014
University of Tokyo cosmology institute hacked
A University of Tokyo cosmological institute said Monday that its research data became publicly accessible for some time until Jan. 27 following unauthorized access to its computer server.
Oct 3, 2013
University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia in global survey
The University of Tokyo is once again the highest-performing tertiary institution in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 27, 2013
3-D imaging technology helps bring the past to life
Imagine standing in the middle of Angkor Thom in Cambodia, located next to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, and seeing the ancient capital come to life in its entirety in front of you in three dimensions — the way it looked back in the 12th century.
Jul 26, 2013
University of Tokyo to debut quarterly school year in 2015
The University of Tokyo announced Friday it will introduce a quarterly academic year from April 2015, replacing the current two semesters, to align itself with the international standard.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2013
The widening income gap is affecting higher education
Students from higher income families are squeezing out lower income students in public university enrollments
May 19, 2013
Gap-year system starts
The first group of students at the University of Tokyo have submitted their plans and embarked on a new 'gap year program' to learn from the world.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2013
Pro shogi players defeated by computer programs
Five professional shogi players lost Saturday to computer programs in a public competition, stunning the world of Japanese chess.
Apr 16, 2013
Improving teaching at universities
The University of Tokyo seeks to improve the quality of university class instruction with a graduate course on preparing presentations and lesson plans.
Mar 28, 2013
Quake expert pulls Tokyo fault claim
The leader of an earthquake research team admits they made an erroneous announcement confirming the presence of an active fault near Tokyo after mistaking an apparent buried concrete column for natural stone.


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