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Japan may let university applicants use Toefl scores

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ASIA NIKKEI
 
A new standardized entrance exam for Japanese universities may take into account high school students' performance on international tests of English-language proficiency.
 
     The Education Ministry is considering replacing the grueling two-day, multisubject National Center Test f...

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68% of 2015 university graduates secure job offers

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THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN
 
As of Oct. 1, 68.4 percent of university students set to graduate next spring had found jobs, up 4.1 percentage points from a year earlier and improving for the fourth consecutive year, according to the education and labor ministries.
 
The figure was the second highest ever...

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Japan companies keen on investing in PHL education, F&B industry – JETRO official

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GMA NETWORK
 
Japanese companies focusing on education and the food and beverage industry are keen on investing in the Philippines, given the large population and English-speaking capabilities of, an official of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) said Friday.
 
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Nagoya to host education confab to promote sustainable development

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JAPANTIMES
 
An international conference on education for sustainable development is set to begin in Nagoya on Tuesday.
 
The ministerial-level meeting, organized by UNESCO and the central government, is expected to draw officials from about 80 countries and regions.
 
They will discuss how to pr...

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Ministry advised to add moral education to official curriculum

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JAPANTIMES
 
The Central Council for Education has advised education minister Hakubun Shimomura to add moral education to the official curriculum of elementary and junior high schools, as urged by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
 
The panel also recommended to Shimomura on Tuesday that the ministry in...

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Why the Japanese Are Bad at Foreign Languages

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ROCKETNEWS
 
Many Japanese people lament their inability to carry out a proper conversation in English despite studying it for 10 years in junior high, high school and university.
 
Some people blame the education system, some people blame the lack of transparency between Japanese and other langu...

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Are virtual reality schools the future of education in Japan?

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ROCKETNEWS
 
Don’t like going to high school? Instead of physically going to campus and dealing with other whiney teens and your annoying teachers, you could send an avatar to go to a virtual school for you! Starting next spring, a private correspondence school in Chiba Prefecture called Meisei C...

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Does Japan want citizens to be nationalist or international?

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DW
While the Japanese government says it wants more students to study overseas to develop different perspectives, text books at home are taking a more conservative and patriotic line. DW examines.
 
In an attempt to offer future generations the skills that are "more suited for practical use," Jap...

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English Education in Japan

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THEDIPLOMAT
 
To stay competitive in a global economy, countries often look to education. In Northeast Asia, an intense pursuit of education has made the region renowned for its numerous entrance-exams at every level of schooling and flourishing cram-school cultures. In recent years, Japan has pl...

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Japanese University to boost International Ranking

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JAPANTIMES
The government has announced it will provide funding to 37 leading public and private universities in a bid to boost their global competitiveness.
 
They will receive annual grants for up to 10 years to boost the number of foreign staff, secure more overseas admissions and hopefully ra...

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