university

Discovery of unregistered radioactive substance in Japanese university shocks students

A thorough campus sweep for more traces of the dangerous chemical is underway.

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Another women’s university in Japan to accept transgender women, the first in Kyushu

Another win for transgender rights in Japan.

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Starbucks Korea’s new graduation bottle makes us want to go back to school

 

Starbucks Korea has introduced an academically/aesthetically pleasing drink bottle to delight uni grads and fans of cute design alike.

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Half of Tokyo’s universities to use credits to “convince” students to volunteer in 2020 Olympics

Whatever happened to the spirit of volunteering?

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Japanese educator embezzled $69,200 over four years to fund mobile game microtransactions

Mobile games sure are fun, but that’s no reason to steal money meant for education.

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Japanese university’s amazing dining menu fills students’ bellies for a very reasonable price

With generously-portioned dishes costing roughly $4.50, this foodie heaven is great for the stomach yet gentle on the wallet.

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Japanese high school student prodigy ends up becoming a truck driver to make ends meet

No matter how accomplished students are in science, it seems Japan doesn’t have the resources to tap into their full potential.

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Want to be a pro gamer? There’s a course for that, at Tokyo School of Anime【Video】

First lesson? Gaming. Second lesson? Gaming. Tokyo technical school offers courses to aspiring e-sports athletes.

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Gyoza restaurant in Kyoto helping struggling students with free food for decades

Gyoza No Ohsho franchise’s bottomless generosity runs on the simple principle that young people need to eat.

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Watching anime as homework sounds like an otaku dream come true.

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The harsh truth of being a Japanese graduate student in photographic glory

Sometimes our ideal is so far from the reality.

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Keio University professor embodies Cool Japan by cosplaying his way through lectures【Pics】

One university professor in Tokyo is redefining what it means to teach with style.

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Japanese university “otaku class” has strict requirements: “You must watch 20 anime per week”

Not to mention the foreign language prerequisite: “You must speak fluent otaku/fujoshi.

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The top five surprising observations of a Japanese student visiting an American university

A Japanese university student shares her most memorable observations after a short visit to an American university town.

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Japan going crazy for college girls after the release of a new photo collection

Move over dancing queen, here comes the “Campus Queen”!

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Want to study abroad in Japan but short on funds? The Freeman-ASIA program might be able to help!

Scholarships for US students studying abroad ensure more people get chance to experience learning in Asia.

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International students at Ohio university call cafeteria’s foreign fare culturally insensitive

Food fight! Are these foods cultural adaptations, or abominations? Students take up issue with their university’s menu.

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New multiple choice answer sheet is the anti-cheating gift from the teacher gods

Multiple choice tests were already annoying enough; let’s see the Scantron machine scan this answer sheet.

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How Japanese universities are trying to help worried parents by babying their students

University means a lot of things to people, but most of us have the same initial thought when we receive that glorious acceptance letter: FREEDOM! You are rid of your parents, can ignore those pesky siblings and finally carve out your own space in the world. You get to experience all sorts of the highs and lows, like living on your own for the first time, cooking for yourself and being the only one who cares if you make it to class.

All the responsibility lies with the student; university is the time for coming of age and shaping the adult that you will be. Recently though, Japanese parents have become increasingly vocal about their concerns for their children and the fact that there are not many support systems in place to give the parents some peace of mind. Well, as it turns out, the universities are listening and bowing to parents’ wishes.

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Kyoto Gakuen University entices students with TV ads featuring official anime character

Thinking of applying for higher education in Japan but don’t know where to start? We’re sending our applications off to Kyoto Gakuen University, the education providers with an official anime character called Sono Uzumasa, who features in TV commercials, billboard advertising and even on city transport cards.

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