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Researchers Use Uniformity Of Japanese Language To Read People’s Minds

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ROCKET NEWS
A research group from the Kyushu Institute of Technology have announced that they have successfully read certain words and letters from people’s minds without them saying anything.
■ Method
The study was carried out by a team led by Professor Toshimasa Yamazaki from the Systems Engine...

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Japan's Universities To Search Life In Outer Space

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NEWS ON JAPAN
Scientists at Japanese universities are launching a full-scale probe into whether there is life in outer space.
This year, a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo will begin a search outside the solar system for planets with conditions capable of supporting life.
The group...

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Foreign Ministry To Require Better English From New Staff

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NEWS ON JAPAN
The Foreign Ministry has decided to require new staff to score at least 100 points on the TOEFL English proficiency test, or at least 7.0 on the IELTS test, beginning in fiscal 2016, so they can be helpful in diplomatic negotiations in English from the start.
The requirement will be...

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Phonetikana by Johnson Banks: A Katakana Font For Foreigners

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JAPAN TRENDS
 UK design studio johnson banks has come up with this brilliant take on Japanese katakan that combines the phonetical reading of the character in the font.
They call it Phonetikana.
The font came out in 2009 but for some reason Japanese and other blogs have just discovered it. It’s a...

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Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

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THE ATLANTIC
"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is forward motion and competitive advantage, progress and suc...

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US Embassy Tokyo creates “Noriko’s Study Abroad” drama series with yuru-kyara TOM

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JAPAN TRENDS
Tears. Tantrums. And a yuru-kyara mascot character.
The Public Affairs Section/Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has produced a very original video promoting studying abroad in America. Noriko’s Study Abroad Story Episode 1 “I want to study in the U.S.” promises to be the...

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AI Robot Touted as Future English-Learning Tool for Japanese Kids

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JAPAN TRENDS
Japan has long been criticized for its low level of English, but children could soon become more proficient in the language just by chit-chatting with an artificially intelligent robot.
At least that’s the idea from AKA, a Korean startup based in the United States that is set to offi...

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English Hot Spring Manners Poster Is So Thorough, Even Japanese People Are Learning From It

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ROCKET NEWS
With the invention of indoor plumbing and bathtubs (not really news to anyone, we’d hope), the traditional public bath houses and hot springs of Japan are now used for relaxing getaways more than actual hygienic necessity. Heck, even capybara soak in hot springs to relax!
Hot springs,...

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Panel Studies Allowing Children To Stay In Foster Care Until 20

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JAPAN TODAY
 TOKYO —A government panel on Wednesday began substantial discussions toward allowing neglected children to stay in foster care until they turn 20 years old, the legal age of adulthood in Japan, instead of the current 18 years old, to better help them live independently after leaving ...

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83% of Japanese High Schoolers Use Social Networking Services

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JAKARTA POST
About 83 per cent of Japanese high school students use social networking services such as LINE, Twitter and Facebook, according to a government institution’s survey on high school students in Japan, the Untied States, China and South Korea. The figure of Japanese was the highest amon...

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