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Japanese Government Announces Stricter Requirements For Foreigner Student Visas

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ROCKET NEWS
 
New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.
Over the last decade, there’s been a surge in the number of Japanese language schools in Japan. According to the Ministry of Justice, the country now h...

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Tokyo Medical University Apologises for Changing Female Exam Scores

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BBC
 
One of Japan's most prestigious medical universities has apologised for tampering with entrance exam scores to limit its intake of female students.
An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University (TMU) had been manipulating the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006...

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Japan Schools Abroad Face Teacher Shortage

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The number of teachers at Japanese schools for Japanese children overseas (see below) is lacking, forcing these schools to hire local Japanese residents without official teaching certificates as teachers.
The main reason for this is continued stagnation in the number of teachers ...

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Bringing The Concept of 'Real Life' English Into the Classroom

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - When you come to Japan to work as an assistant language teacher (ALT), whether it be through the JET Programme, a dispatch company or — if you’re very lucky — a direct hire position, you’ll probably hear a similar spiel as part of your orientation:
“Remember, you’re not just...

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University Unveils Robot for Detecting Gene Doping

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki (Jiji Press) — The University of Tsukuba unveiled to the press on Wednesday an experimental humanoid robot capable of performing gene doping tests.
The university, which is undertaking research on automating doping tests for athletes, hopes to enhance the reliabi...

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Specialist Develops New Respiratory Exercise That Gives Mind a Breather

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A breathing exercise developed by respiratory specialist Ikuo Homma, who has long studied the close relationship between breathing and emotion, has attracted attention as a simple but effective way to build a healthy body and mind and ultimately improve the quality of people’s li...

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Medical Exam Data on 50 Million Patients To Be Integrated

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The government plans to build the world’s largest medical examination database, collating records of medical exams and health checkups held by domestic medical institutions by around 2023, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
The government aims to create the big data set, comprised ...

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Breakthrough Discovery Lets People Detect Various Cancers Using Just Their Urine Sample

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ROCKE NEWS
 
This simple procedure can be done in the comfort of your own home, changing the world as we know it.
Early detection of cancer is paramount to successful treatment, and humankind is constantly racing to develop faster and cheaper detection kits.
The concept of using urine samples to ...

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Japanese Language and Media Institute Unveils New Unique Japanese Course

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese Language and Media Institute (JLMI), which is under the umbrella of one of the leading schools in Tokyo for training professional visual media translators, has announced a brand-new course where students can learn practical Japanese needed for doing business in Japa...

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112 Educational Firms Face Fiscal Peril

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A significant number of educational corporations are in financial trouble, and more than 20 of them could fold by the end of fiscal 2019 if their situation does not improve, a survey has found.
According to the findings of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Scho...

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