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Japan university event spotlights artistic talent of Ukraine through photo and film works

TOKYO — An event showing works by Ukrainian photographers and female filmmakers from Ukraine is underway at Tokyo’s Sophia University, from the wish to have visitors learn about the country through art and culture.   The event “Artistic Ukraine” consists of a photo exhibit featuring 51 works taken by four Ukrainian photographers, and a screening of six short films to….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
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16 Japan universities team up to accept students from war-hit Ukraine

TOKYO — Sixteen Japanese universities have teamed up to accept students fleeing war-torn Ukraine to help them rekindle hopes to build a future that seemed impossible following the Russian invasion.   The colleges, including International Christian University, Meiji University and Sophia University, plan to offer approximately 70 students in total free education and a safe environment to study.   They will….Read more

  • June 14, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 8:26 a.m.
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13 more Japanese universities to accept Ukrainian students

A Japanese refugee support group says it has made arrangements with 13 universities in the country to accept students from Ukraine, adding to its list of such institutions.   The group, called Pathways Japan, is already helping Ukrainian students to secure places at the International Christian University, Sophia University and at Japanese language schools.   The group says 13 more….Read more

  • June 7, 2022
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4 Japan universities to apply for 10 tril. yen gov’t fund: survey

TOKYO – Four Japanese national universities plan to apply for a 10 trillion yen ($79 billion) fund established by the government to bring institutions up to par with the world’s top universities, a recent Kyodo News survey showed.   Tohoku University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nagoya University and Osaka University intend to apply for the funds, established as part of the government’s efforts to promote science and….Read more

  • May 29, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 0:15 p.m.
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Diet enacts law to support development of world-class universities

A law aimed at creating world-class universities that will serve as a driving force for innovation was enacted in the Diet on Wednesday.   From fiscal 2024, the government will allocate tens of billions of yen to universities from an investment fund to which it will contribute ¥10 trillion.   The measure, involving large-scale university subsidies aimed at supporting the….Read more

  • May 20, 2022
  • , The Japan News
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Keio University produced largest number of startups in fiscal 2021

About 200 startups are launched by universities per year, and the cumulative total number of such startups is over 3,300, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Keio University posted the most new startups in fiscal 2021, with university-affiliated venture capital companies supporting the startups. Gifu University launched the second most. Although the startups….Read more

  • May 18, 2022
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University offers Ukrainian class to those working with evacuees

By HAJIME UENO/ Staff Writer   At the beginning of a Ukrainian-for-beginners class at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Hidehiko Nakazawa briefed participants on the purpose of the program.   “Though Ukraine is a treasure trove of intellectual and material products, as well as human and natural resources, few people know much about it in Japan,” said Nakazawa, a professor….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:30 a.m.
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Japanese universities offering support to Ukrainian students

A growing number of Japanese universities are offering support to Ukrainian students whose education was cut short by Russia’s invasion of their country. As yet, the two-month-old conflict has no end in sight, and the resident status of displaced students is emerging as an additional concern.   Tearful appeal   Irina Shepelskaya, a Japanese-language teacher at Kyiv National Linguistic University,….Read more

  • May 1, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:35 p.m.
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Exclusive: Japan universities joining hands to accept Ukrainian students

Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)–About 30 public and private universities across Japan are joining hands to allow as many Ukrainian students as possible to study in Japan amid continued Russian attacks on their home country, Jiji Press learned Wednesday.     The universities are set to establish a consortium as early as May to gather information on Ukrainian students wishing to….Read more

  • April 27, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:49 p.m.
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64 Ukrainian students given opportunity to study in Japan

Kyodo reported that 64 Ukrainian students participated in the entrance ceremony at Japan University of Economics this morning. They will study Japanese language, business, and culture free of charge for one year under an exchange program that the Fukuoka-based institution of higher education has forged with a college in Ukraine. Most of the students arrived in Japan after the Russian….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
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