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Education in Japan 2021
Sep 01, 2021

Adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to bear down on economies and disrupt the lives of billions of people around the world, Japan's universities and schools have remained vigilant about safeguarding the health of their students, faculty and staff. While most classes are still conducted remotely, all schools are preparing to reopen classrooms once the pandemic is contained.

Education in Japan 2021 / Rural Universities
Sep 01, 2021

Acting locally, thinking globally

A mere mention of Japan conjures up images of its sprawling, densely populated, ultramodern urban centers, like Tokyo and Osaka. Apart from those well-known hubs, the country boasts other regions and cities that play an important part in the country's development and its ...

Education in Japan 2021 / Keepers of Culture
Sep 01, 2021

Keepers of Japanese culture

The Japanese aesthetic possesses a singular status in the world. Because of its long period of isolation, art forms in the country developed virtually absent of Western influence and planted very deep roots among the Japanese.

Education in Japan 2021 / Social Development Partners
Sep 01, 2021

Partners in social development

Among Japan's most serious and longest running demographic challenges is its rapidly ageing population. Despite incentives from the government to reverse the trend, population growth remains negative, while the number of marriages has decreased since the early 1970s.

Education in Japan 2021 / Society 5.0
Sep 01, 2021

Society 5.0: Building smarter, living better

Consistently a trailblazer, Japan has led the world in imagining the future, starting with the high-speed bullet train, pocket calculators, the Sony Walkman and android robots. The country has always found solutions to do things faster with less cumbersome equipment and i...

Education in Japan 2021 / Fukuoka Dental College
Sep 01, 2021

Fukuoka Dental College imagines the future

Celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, Fukuoka Dental College was founded in 1972 with the approval from the Ministry of Education, now the Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It received its first batch of students the following year.

Education in Japan 2021 / Tohoku University
Sep 01, 2021

Tohoku University: Wireless, Borderless, Limitless

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Sendai in Japan's Northeast region, Tohoku University is renowned for its innovative research and dynamic global network. It was among the first to be conferred the status of a Designated National University by the government in 20...

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