Tag - waseda-university



The Waseda University campus in Tokyo. An 18-year-old male test-taker is suspected of using smart glasses to cheat during the university's entrance exam.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Man suspected of using smart glasses to cheat on Waseda University exams
Photos of the tests were posted on the social media platform X to solicit answers.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (third from right) and Digital Minister Taro Kono (second from right) attend a meeting with experts to discuss measures to implement administrative reforms through digitalization, held on Oct. 3 at the Digital Agency in Tokyo.
Dec 1, 2023
Japan falls out of top 10 in digital government rankings
The result reflects a series of problems with the country's My Number social security and tax identification cards.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2021
Library named after alum Haruki Murakami at Tokyo's Waseda University
The university will open the Waseda International House of Literature, also known as the Murakami Haruki Library, on Oct. 1 at its campus in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2021
Haruki Murakami visits alma mater to congratulate new students and accept award
The celebrated author, who graduated from the university in 1975, was recognized for his distinguished service in the arts.
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 Times
Jun 19, 2020
Survey finds Japanese fans willing to wait for sports to resume
Over half of those who responded to the Waseda University poll approved of NPB and the J. League's decision to restart their seasons behind closed doors.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2020
Waseda manager Satoru Komiyama brings modern outlook to old-fashioned game
For years, former major league pitcher Satoru Komiyama's measure of success was wins on the ballfield, now as manager of Waseda University's baseball team, he wants his yardstick to be the quality of character his players achieve.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
School widens its role in connecting students with the global community
Waseda University's beginnings hark back to 1882, when samurai turned politician-cum-educator Shigenobu Okuma founded Tokyo Senmon Gakko (Tokyo College). The institution acquired university status in 1902 and was renamed Waseda University.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
'Waseda Architecture' symbolic of capital's development
Functioning not only as broadcasting towers, but also as popular tourist spots among both Japanese and overseas visitors alike, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree are said to be symbolic of Japan. While general information about these structures can be found in virtually any travel guide, what is lesser known...
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2019
From 'third arms' to talking walkers, Panasonic ramps up ties with Japan academia on human-help robots
A wearable "third arm" for construction workers is among the latest innovations under development in Panasonic Corp.'s burgeoning collaboration with academia to make robots an increasing part of people's lives in aging Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2018
Kosei Okuno leads Kwansei to Koshien Bowl title
Kosei Okuno, the victim in the illegal tackle scandal which rocked Japan in May, made history for himself on Sunday.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2018
Waseda's newly elected president aims to make university a top-notch global draw for scholars
Perhaps he won the presidency thanks to his specialized knowledge of voting behavior and public opinion, or maybe it was his casual tweets in conversations with students, his use of mocking buzzwords or his adoption of slang used by his pupils.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 6, 2018
Suicides of middle-aged men in Japan tend to surge on Monday mornings: research
The research group is hoping the result will be utilized to devise effective suicide prevention measures, such as expanding phone consultation services at times when most suicides occur.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2018
Haruki Murakami to donate novel manuscripts, other material to Waseda University, his alma mater
Novelist Haruki Murakami announced Sunday he will donate original manuscripts of his works and other materials to Waseda University, from which he graduated in 1975.
Japan Times
Rugby / RWC Countdown
Sep 19, 2018
Uehara finds common thread between rugby and business
Akira Uehara, the president of longtime rugby national team sponsor Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., played in the front row for Keio University's B.Y.B Rugby Football Club in the 1960s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2017
Tech arrogance behind scandals in manufacturing, professor says
Japan's faith in technological superiority is encouraging manufacturers to take the types of shortcuts that are damaging Kobe Steel and Mitsubishi Materials, a professor says.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2017
Plan to reform Japanese college sports greeted with mixture of hope, skepticism
Discussions over the introduction of a "Japanese version of the NCAA" to oversee this country's collegiate sports have prompted positive and negative reactions since they began last year.
Jan 26, 2017
Education ministry crafted Q&A to hide role in retiree's 'amakudari' professorship
The lists, created last July by the ministry's personnel division, were intended to coordinate the stories among those involved.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan