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Low incomes in rural areas blamed for growing gap in university admissions

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THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
A widening gap in incomes in urban and rural areas is primarily to blame for a growing chasm in university admissions.
 
Calculations by The Asahi Shimbun based on an education ministry survey show a difference of about 40 percentage points between the prefecture with the highes...

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University of Tokyo keeps No. 23 world ranking

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NEWSONJAPAN.com
The University of Tokyo maintained its position in global university rankings at 23rd, but four other Japanese universities in the top 200 saw their rankings drop from 2013, according to the British magazine Times Higher Education.
Todai was ranked the highest among the Asian inst...

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What's wrong with English education in Japan?

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NEWSONJAPAN.com
When you speak to foreign English educators in Japan, one thing becomes crystal clear: English education in Japan isn't working.
 
It's just awful. While English classes are mandatory in Japanese schools, the percentage of students who emerge with actual English abilities are surp...

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Tokyo Stock Exchange operator to provide entrepreneurship education for students

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JAPANTIMES
Japan Exchange Group Inc., operator of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges, will provide junior high and high school students with education on entrepreneurship through a simulation.
 
With the Abe administration including entrepreneurship education in its economic growth strategy, as ...

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Designs on Japan’s student potential

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Japan’s creative industries are world renowned, yet the country’s education system more often than not is perceived as a grueling succession of cram schools and formulaic exams that prepare its youth for a life of apparent conformity.
 
As Japan becomes ever more reliant on Cool Japan-driven “sof...

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Osaka University's new role: venture capitalist to support startup business from their students

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Osaka University is planning a wholly owned venture capital firm to fund startups formed by its own faculty and students.
 
If the plan receives government approval, the national university will become the first in Japan to establish a venture capital firm since a related ban was lifted in April....

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70% of Japanese university graduates have found employment

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The Yomiuri Shimbun
The employment rate of new university graduates this year improved for the fourth consecutive year, reaching 69.8 percent, up 2.5 percentage points from the previous fiscal year.
 
According to the education ministry’s preliminary School Basic Survey r...

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National universities in Japan

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Kyoto University (source)
As of 2010, there were 86 national universities (国立大学 kokuritsu daigaku?), 95 public universities and 597 private universities in Japan.[1] National universities tend to be held in higher regard in higher education in Japan than private or public universities.
 
In 2...

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More University Students in Japan Prefer to Repeating Senior Year Over Working

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A total of 102,810 students did not graduate from colleges and universities nationwide this spring, with many choosing to repeat a year because they had decided to decline job offers they were reluctant to take, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.
This means one in every six students in their ...

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Why Study in Japan?

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Educational institutions in Japan are outstanding, and they produce people who can play an active role on the international stage.
◆ Japan has had the most Nobel Prize recipients in Asia. Japan's expertise in chemistry, physics, medicine, literature, and various other fields is held in high regar...

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