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Improving Japan’s English Gets Lost in Translation

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WALL STREET JOURNAL
 
The country’s English-language proficiency is falling behind China’s, according to a survey
TOKYO—Japan’s English-language proficiency is falling behind China’s owing to an education system that doesn’t prioritize real-life communication skills, according to a survey that co...

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Japan, Thailand To Research Ocean Plastic Waste

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NHK WORLD
 
Scientists from universities in Japan and Thailand have set up a joint project to research the problem of marine pollution caused by plastic waste.
About 30 percent of the plastic debris in the world's oceans is believed to come from Southeast Asia.
On Sunday, the researchers visited ...

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Japan Approves First Human-Animal Embryo Experiments

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NATURE.COM
 
The research could eventually lead to new sources of organs for transplant, but ethical and technical hurdles need to be overcome.
A Japanese stem-cell scientist is the first to receive government support to create animal embryos that contain human cells and transplant them into surr...

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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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