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Japan’s top university breaks own baseball record

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A Japanese college baseball group developed its own particular record of worthlessness today, losing its 86th straight amusement while completing a fourth sequential year winless. The University of Tokyo was beaten 5-0 by Hosei University at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium to delay a losing streak that goes once more to October of 2010. The result implies that players who began playing ... Read More »

Japanese universities to set up office in Kochi

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The liaison office of a number of prominent Japanese universities will be functioning in the city by next year. The major universities include University of Tokyo, Sophia University, Waseda University, Osaka University, Kyoto University, Meiji University and Ritsumeikan University. The office will be set up here at Kinfra hi-tech Park. At the moment, the varsities have offices in New Delhi ... Read More »

Top universities in Japan, S. Korea set up offices to promote cooperation

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By KAZUTAKA ITO With the relationship between Japan and South Korea on the rocks, the University of Tokyo and Seoul National University are hoping to be a catalyst to improving ties, setting up offices at each other’s campus to promote active exchanges. The offices are aimed at serving as bases to improve cooling bilateral relations between Japan and South Korea, ... Read More »

Rice University and University of Tokyo enter MoU for academic exchange

Rice University

Rice University and the University of Tokyo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to begin an ongoing academic exchange. Rice President David Leebron and Tokyo Executive Vice President Yoichiro Matsumoto finalized the agreement April 1 at Rice. The universities plan to exchange undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research initiatives, for at least the next five years. “We’re ... Read More »

University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia: global survey

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The University of Tokyo is once again the highest-performing tertiary institution in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday. The prestigious university moved up four places from last year to 23rd in this year’s table. Japan also solidified its position as Asia’s number one nation, with a total of five top-200 universities. Kyoto University was ... Read More »

Govt to help universities enter world top 100

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To help 10 Japanese universities move into the world’s top 100 universities over the next 10 years, the education ministry will provide each of them with 10 billion yen a year. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry plans to include this outlay in its fiscal 2014 budget requests. Designating 10 public or private universities as “super global universities,” ... Read More »

Japan: Autumn enrollment at universities must be continuously studied

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The University of Tokyo has decided to shelve for the time being a plan to switch the enrollment period for new students to autumn, which is the standard in many foreign countries. It is a major retreat from the idea it initially proposed. Yet we believe discussions toward realizing the autumn enrollment system must continue hereafter. There is no prospect ... Read More »

Japan: More students aim to go universities abroad

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By Fumihiko Ito/Yomiuri Shimbun With the increasing globalization of society, more high school students have been aiming to win an admissions spot at universities overseas. Private schools offering integrated middle and high school curriculums have traditionally sent many of their graduates to highly competitive Japanese universities, but recently such schools have been preparing students for the college admissions process in ... Read More »

University of Tokyo may switch to quarters

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The University of Tokyo may replace its two-semester academic year with a quarter system to make it easier to shift to fall enrollment and line up with international standards. Known as Todai, the nation’s most prestigious university released a report compiled and submitted to its board earlier this month by a university panel that is recommending the four-quarter system. The ... Read More »

Korean universities make top 20 in Asian rankings

Seoul National University

Five Korean universities made it to this year’s top 20 in the Asian University Rankings, which is compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds and the Chosun Ilbo. Seoul National University came fourth in Asia, ahead of Beijing University in fifth and the University of Tokyo in ninth. This is the fifth year the rankings have been released, and Korean universities’ have consistently ... Read More »

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