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Monday, July 01, 2013

Nagoya University


Nagoya University, a public university, is one of the best universities in Japan and with a high ranking among Asian universities. Nagoya University attracts a good number of foreign students, the majority of them from the Asia region.

Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Aichi

From roots as a Meiji-era medical college, Nagoya Imperial University was founded in 1937 becoming Nagoya University after World War II.

Nagoya University's main campus is in Chikusa-ku between Yagoto and Motoyama. The free Nagoya University Museum (NUM) is located here and dedicated to the work of Nagoya University's Nobel Prize winners as well as featuring exhibitions on science and nature.

Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus

Nagoya University has produced four Nobel Prize winners so far: Ryoji Noyori (Chemistry 2001), Osamu Shimomura (Chemistry 2008), Toshihide Maskawa (Physics 2008) and Makoto Kobayashi (Physics 2008).

The main Higashiyama campus has its own stop Nagoya Daigaku on the circular Meijo Line. There are also buses to Motoyama which is on both the Higashiyama and Meijo lines of the Nagoya subway. There are two smaller campuses: the Tsurumai campus in Tsurumai (JR & Tsuramai lines), attached to Nagoya University Hospital (Meidai Byoin) and the Daiko campus at Sunadabashi (Meijo Line & Yutorito Line).

Nagoya University, Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya University
Tel: 052 789 5111

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meijo University


Meijo University is the largest university in Nagoya and indeed the Chubu region of central Japan with over 15,000 students spread out over three campuses in Shiogamaguchi, Yagoto both in Tenpaku-ku and the town of Kani in Gifu Prefecture.

Meijo University Tower 75

Meijo University was founded in 1926 and has a good reputation for its faculties of Science & Technology and Pharmacy. There are also departments of Law, Economics, Human Studies, Agriculture, Urban Science and Business Management.

The main Shiogamaguchi campus has been modernized over the last decade with the building of the 15-story Tower 75 and two new buildings housing multiple lecture halls.

Meijo University signs

Meijo's continuing popularity with Chubu students is due to its location near a subway station: Shiogamaguchi on the Tsurumai Line, the modern buildings and a number of popular eateries on campus such as Subway and MacDonald's.

Meijo also has an affiliated high school located out in Higashibiwajima not far from Nagoya Station.

Meijo's annual Open Day will be held this Sunday with the university festival taking place in the first week of November.

Meijo University main entrance

Meijo University
Shiogamaguchi 1-501
Tel: 052-832-1151
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Let's fight like in Egypt!" Zengakuren



The Zengakuren (short for Zen-Nihon Gakusei Jichikai Sōrengō, or All-Japan Federation of Student Self-Government Associations) is an umbrella group for communist student bodies, and dates from 1948.

There are five factions within the Zengakuren, all representing rifts throughout the Zengakuren’s history based largely, one presumes, on political stance and strategy.

Today, a group from the Hosei University Cultural League, affiliated with what is perhaps the most radical of the Zengakuren’s factions, the Chukaku faction, was out on the streets of Yotsuya, in front of Jochi (AKA Sophia) University with an anti-war message, and urging participation in an anti-war protest to take place at 1pm on Sunday March 20 2011 at Yoyogi Park.

March 20 will be the 8th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Drawing on the recent troubles in Egypt, a prominent message on the pamphlet they were handing out and over the loud hailer was “Let’s fight like in Egypt!”

Zengakuren flier

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Aoyama Gakuin University


Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo is one of Japan's top universities, known for its international atmosphere.

Aoyama Gakuin University

The university evolved from a number of boys' and girls' schools established by American missionaries in the late 19th century becoming a full university in 1949.

Aoyama Gakuin University Tokyo

The university's Christian roots are traced back to the teachings of Methodist John Wesley.


Aoyama Gakuin University
Shibuya-ku, Shibuya 4-4-25
Tel: 03 3409 8111

Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Shibuya Station - Walk towards the direction of Miyamasu-zaka). Alternatively a 5 minutes walk from Exit B1 of Omotesando Station.

The campus is located across the street of The United Nations University.

The Sagamihara Campus can be reached from JR Fuchinobe Station with trains from Tokyo Station, Ueno Station and Omiya Station.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Japan This Week 24 January 2010


Japan News.Japan Stalls as Leaders Are Jolted by Old Guard

New York Times

With Japan, U.S. May Be Losing Some Diplomatic Ground to China

New York Times

Japan Airlines files for bankruptcy


Japan court rejects tobacco lawsuit, notes dangers

Washington Post

Japan Airlines suspende pagos y pide ayudas

El Pais

Court airs taped grilling of Sugaya

Japan Times

Japan's wives forced to indulge in navel gazing

Times Online

Toyota va doubler sa production de véhicules hybrides en deux ans


WWII Royal Navy veterans return to the Far East


Where Giants Dance and Crash in Japan

New York Times

After Atom Bombs' Shock, the Real Horrors Began Unfolding

New York Times

Korea, Japan players head home to help WCup hopes

Yahoo Sports

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Japan Statistics

Number of Japanese students studying in the US, 1994: 42,843
Number of Japanese students studying in the US, 2006: 35,282

Number of Japanese students studying in China, 1994: 5,055
Number of Japanese students studying in China, 2006: 18,363

Source: Central Council for Education

Top overseas shoppers in France, 2009, by nation:

1. China
2. Russia
3. Japan
4. USA

Source: AP

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Friday, July 29, 2005

Japan Student Numbers in Rapid Decline

Japanese students yesterday
Translation of Yahoo News:

New lows for 4-year private universities: candidates outnumbered by
examination staff in 160 institutions.

This spring 542 4-year private universities held entrance examinations. According to a survey by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (PMACPSJ), a new record was set when candidates at 160, or 29.5%, of them, were outnumbered by examination staff. Universities where the number of candidates was 70% or less than the number of examination staff rose to 52, or 9.6%.

Outnumbering of candidates by staff rose by 0.4%, i.e. at an additional five
universities. The average ratio of candidates to examination staff dropped
by 0.59% to 109.9%, marking the first time that it has fallen below 110%.
The ratio per school ranged between 243% and 14%. The PMACPSJ said that this indicated a growing polarization.

This is the second year of the new system whereby university law schools
were made into separate entities. In this year’s entrance examinations, 36
of the 49 nationwide saw students outnumbered by examination staff, a
threefold increase over the first year where it happened in only 12 of them.

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