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PM’s education council to develop plan to enable int’l students to stay in Japan after graduation

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio attended a meeting of the Council for the Creation of Future Education at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei] on Sept. 29, and directed Cabinet members to consider new policies to enable international students to remain in Japan after graduation. The council will formulate concrete measures before the end of FY2022.   More than half of the….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

West Japan university welcomes foreign exchange students for 1st time in 3 years

NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo — Students from overseas have been excited about their long-awaited college life in Japan here for the first time in three years, following the resumption of student exchanges that had been on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, stopped accepting exchange students from the spring semester of 2020 in response….Read more

  • September 19, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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Japan govt eyes subsidies for universities to reorganize science, engineering faculties from FY23

The government plans to start providing financial support in fiscal 2023 to encourage universities to reorganize their science and engineering faculties, according to its time schedule for achieving its goal of increasing the percentage of science students from the current 35% of the total number to about 50%. The government also intends to expand the scope of scholarships to include….Read more

  • September 13, 2022
  • , The Japan News
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Transgender admission issues arise at women’s universities

By AYA SHIOIRI/ Staff Writer   Satoko Oyama, a professor of social welfare at Japan Women’s University, stared in surprise at the results of a survey of the university’s staff about a proposal to admit transgender women.   The largest portion of the respondents, at about one-half, said they believed the proposal was feasible. About one-quarter, however, said they did….Read more

  • September 9, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 8:00 a.m.
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Number of female university teachers in Japan at record high

TOKYO — The number of women teaching at universities in Japan hit a record high this May, a more than fourfold increase from 30 years ago, recently released preliminary government data showed.   There were 50,975 women in teaching positions at public and private universities as of May 1, up 738 from the previous year and making up an unprecedented 26.7….Read more

  • September 4, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 11:00 a.m.
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MEXT to support universities’ restructuring of science and technology faculties

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has decided to establish as early as fiscal 2023 a fund to support universities in setting up or expanding their science and technology faculties. The plan is aimed at developing human resources in such growth areas as digital and decarbonization. The ministry aims to make the fund worth more than….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
  • , Nikkei , p. 38
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Editorial: Boost competitiveness through medical-engineering collaborations

The latest move to merge two national universities is expected to lead to the improvement in the quality of research and enhance international competitiveness.   Two leading national science universities, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have decided to start negotiations for their merger.   They said that a joint meeting will be established soon to….Read more

  • August 10, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:03 p.m.
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2 Japan universities in merger talks amid rising global competition

TOKYO — The Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University said Tuesday the two schools will begin discussing a merger amid intensifying competition among universities across the globe.   The institutions are expected to apply for a 10 trillion yen ($74 billion) government fund — intended to bolster efforts to promote science and technology in Japan — through the….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 7:38 p.m.
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SOCIETY > Human Rights

Racial harassment at universities in focus as Kyoto poll exposes lack of tailored rules

KYOTO — Academics in Kyoto are calling for countermeasures against “racial harassment” at universities following a survey highlighting the lack of specific rules at surveyed institutions, with one expert describing the issue as one “bringing each university’s stance on human rights and diversity into question.”   A 28-year-old “Zainichi” Korean resident of Japan living in Kyoto was shocked by the….Read more

  • June 26, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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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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