Osaka University

Osaka University professor: “The prince from Snow White is a sex offender”

Are these stories teaching boys that it’s okay to go around kissing sleeping women?

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Universities plan to build android of Japanese literary great Soseki Natsume

Soseki Natsume: writer, a man long dead. We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was: better, stronger, faster…

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Having trouble writing your paper? Just copy it! This Japanese professor wants you to!

For many students, the Internet is an amazing resource for writing papers. All the information is right at your fingertips and can all be found so very quickly. The most difficult part of using the Internet for research is resisting the urge to use that beautiful phrase you just found verbatim. You have to carefully rework the sentence and put it in your own words to avoid being accused of plagiarism.

But what if your professor explicitly asks you to plagiarize a paper? What if they ask for at least 2,000 words of someone else’s work, word for word? Just such an assignment was given to a class in Osaka University’s Literature Department.

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