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Japan Scopes Out Future Arctic Research In Cambridge Bay

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CBC
 
Members of Japan's National Institute of Polar Research held meetings in community this weekA Japanese research institute is seeking to deepen its collaboration with Canadian scientists and Inuit to further research in the Arctic and understanding of the impacts of climate change.
Ten membe...

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Private Schooling Booms In Japan And South Korea Fuel Inequality

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NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW
 
'Premium education' enriches minds but puts governments across Asia to the test
TOKYO -- For the children of ambitious Japanese parents, competition begins well before the first day of elementary school.
"Please finish before the hand turns four," says the teacher, pointing ...

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Do You Really Need To Learn Japanese To Live In Japan?

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GLOBAL VOICES
 
In late April, the New York Times Books section posted a tweet that set off a firestorm of debate and condemnation about whether or not a long-term foreign resident of Japan should actually have to learn Japanese if they live in the country.
The tweet in question linked to a revie...

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Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Led By Japan Researcher Suggests

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests.
Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low.
Researchers said low-carbohydrate diets — which limit...

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Genkijacs To Open Third School In Japan

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THE PIE NEWS
 
Japanese language course provider Genki Japanese and Culture School has announced it will open a new branch in the centre of Kyoto.
The nine-classroom school will be the company’s third in Japan, and is set to open in June 2019. Similar to GenkiJACS’s other schools in Fukuoka and T...

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Kyoto University Ranked Highest Among Japan Colleges

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The University of Tokyo moved down from the No. 1 spot in the Japan university rankings announced by British education magazine Times Higher Education on Wednesday, leaving Kyoto University in sole possession of the top rank.
It was the third Japan-specific survey conducted by th...

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University Campus Inspected After 1,400 Foreign Students Go AWOL

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The government on Tuesday conducted an on-site inspection at a campus of the Tokyo University of Social Welfare to investigate how it lost contact with approximately 1,400 of its foreign students since the 2016 academic year.
The education ministry and the Tokyo Regional Imm...

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Kyoto University Develops Ips Cells Resistant To Immune Rejection

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application announced it has used gene editing to develop new types of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) that are more difficult for the immune system to reject.
According to the center, the creation of seven types of i...

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Fountain Of Youth? Study Finds New Anti-Aging Compound In Plant

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - In Japan, the slightly bitter leaves of the Ashitaba plant have long been considered healthy, and a new study has found the traditional belief may have good scientific grounds.
A natural substance in the plant appears to induce a key process that helps remove the "cellular g...

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Balance Of Intelligence Factors Makes Japan The World’s Smartest Country, According To This List

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ROCKET NEWS
 
A combination of average IQ scores and other factors earned Japan its spot on the top.
Being Japanese sure has its benefits. For example, the Japanese have the strongest passport in the world, which gives them the chance to go just about anywhere they like without much trouble. More...

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