National Oct 30, 2015

Waseda to strip biologist Obokata of doctorate

Waseda University in Tokyo is set to revoke the doctoral degree of Haruko Obokata, the biologist who rocked the scientific community by fabricating data during highly touted research on stem cells, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The former Riken researcher was last October ...

Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award

National Jul 16, 2015

Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award

by Daisuke Kikuchi

A student group addressing the growing threat of pandemic diseases in the age of globalization received the grand prize for this summer's presentations in The Japan Times Youth Project. Nineteen university students, divided into three groups, delivered in-depth 10-minute presentations at the company's head office ...

National / Crime & Legal Oct 8, 2014

Two indicted over stock price manipulation

Prosecutors indicted two former members of an investment club at Waseda University in Tokyo on Wednesday for allegedly manipulating stock prices through Internet trading. Investigative sources claim the accused made millions of yen in profit by repeatedly manipulating prices of stocks mostly listed on the ...