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Education minister asks for U.S. cooperation at G7 Education Ministers’ Meeting

Kyoiku Shimbun, a newspaper that focuses on education, reported online that Minister of Education Hase met with Ambassador Kennedy at the Ministry of Education on Thursday and asked for U.S. cooperation in the G7 Education Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for May 14 and 15 in Kurashiki. According to the paper, Minister Hase told the Ambassador: “Japan and the U.S. must maintain….Read more

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Restructuring universities by eliminating the distinction between public, private

As Japan experiences the plateauing of admissions to universities, a further steep decline in the population of eighteen-year-olds is predicted in the coming years. The management of private universities will be even more difficult in the future, especially for regional colleges already suffering from a decline in enrolment for years and failing to reach their entrance capacity. At the same….Read more

  • April 12, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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Editorial: Hope to spread moves calling for correcting Kono Statement

(Sankei: October 5, 2014 – p. 2) Local assemblies have now adopted position papers calling for reviewing the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono’s statement, which admitted to the Japanese military’s coercion in recruiting comfort women, as well as correcting descriptions in school textbooks. In order also to clear up the misunderstanding spreading worldwide that comfort women were “sex slaves,” it….Read more

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