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Government to launch programs for development of tourism specialists

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to launch industry-government-academia programs to foster future entrepreneurs and management personnel in the tourism industry.   The agency plans to establish graduate schools offering master of business administration (MBA) programs specializing in tourism. The agency will also develop a tourism business management curriculum for universities offering tourism-related undergraduate programs. The government hopes to improve the….Read more

  • June 3, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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EDUCATION

Chuo Univ. requests improvement in absentee voting to accommodate student voters

Chuo University in Tokyo sent a request to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Tokyo election administration commission on June 2 for an increase in the number of registration offices for absentee voting by students living far away from home, many of whom are still registered as voters in their hometowns.   The public offices election law requires….Read more

  • June 3, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 25
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EDUCATION

The prime job hunting season arrived

Selection of job applicants starts by major corporations belonging to the Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) starts on Wednesday June 1. It is a seller’s market, like last year. Small to medium size companies are already making informal employment decisions and big corporations, also eager to hire new graduates, have started to offer early unofficial promises of employment.   Some….Read more

  • June 1, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 25
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EDUCATION > Universities

Tokyo’s top colleges draw most students from capital region

As many high school students in the countryside tend to stay in their native prefectures for higher education these days, the student bodies of five prominent colleges in Tokyo, including the University of Tokyo (Todai), are largely made up of those who graduated from secondary school in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa, according to research conducted by Asahi Shimbun (5/1)….Read more

  • June 1, 2016
  • , Asahi
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EDUCATION

Mississippi school performs play with spirit of Hiroshima in mind

Elementary school students in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi on May 12 performed a musical titled “Sadako and the Thousand Cranes,” which is based on the story of Sadako Sasaki, an A-bomb victim in Hiroshima and the model for the “Children’s Peace Monument” erected at the Peace Memorial Park in the city. They also learned that President Barack Obama….Read more

  • May 14, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun evening edition , p. 1
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SECURITY

Military-academia cooperation picks up momentum

Monday morning’s Tokyo Shimbun gave top play to the sharp increase in the number of joint research projects between the Defense Ministry and colleges and other institutions, including JAXA, expressing concern that increased exchanges between the military and academia may lead to university professors and students proactively conducting R&D on military technology. The paper explained that the Abe administration encourages….Read more

  • May 16, 2106
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p.1
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EDUCATION > Educational Reform

G7 education ministers adopt Kurashiki Declaration

All papers reported on Monday on the conclusion of the G7 education ministerial meeting on Sunday, noting that the attending ministers adopted a “Kurashiki Declaration,” in which they confirmed mutual cooperation in the area of education to combat such pressing challenges as international terrorism, poverty, and refugees. The participants emphasized the importance of education for spreading such G7 values as….Read more

  • May 16, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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EDUCATION

Gov’t shelves creation of scholarship program

The government has decided to shelve the creation of a scholarship program for college students without repayment obligation and only to stipulate that “the subject will be considered with an eye on various challenges” in its “Plan to Realize the Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens,” which will be finalized by the end of this month. The Liberal Democratic Party and….Read more

  • May 13, 2016
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EDUCATION > Educational Reform

Japan’s basic education knowhow to be included in G7 “Kurashiki Declaration”

Japan’s holistic educational approach to developing well-balanced children with knowledge, virtue, and good health will be included in a “Kurashiki Declaration,” which the education ministers of the G7 nations will issue after their two-day session in Kurashiki through May 15, according to a draft disclosed on May 12. It will also call for developing female human resources in engineering and….Read more

  • May 13, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

English villages catching on nationwide to offer “study abroad” experiences in Japan

This spring, Hiyoshigaoka High School in Kyoto Prefecture opened an English-learning community called “Hello Village,” becoming the first public senior high school in Japan to open such a facility. Kris Ohashi, an English instructor at the school and the “mayor” of the English village, works there full time along with several other teachers.   The on-campus facility focuses on giving….Read more

  • May 8, 2016
  • , Asahi Student Newspaper , p. 1-2
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