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Japanese Universities to Axe Liberal Arts Programs

In an effort to make college grads more employable, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is requiring public universities to rework their programs. “Rework,” in this case, seems to primarily mean cutting liberal arts offerings. 371 more words


MITSURU OBE: Japan Rethinks Higher Education in Skills Push

Wall Street Journal — Liberal arts will be cut back in favor of business programs that emphasize research or vocational training

TOKYO—Japan is retooling its public universities, sacrificing liberal-arts programs in collaboration with a business community eager for better-skilled graduates. 53 more words


China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers

China has been strengthening its control over its technology industry, as it seeks to avoid infiltration by foreign spies and build up globally competitive tech companies. 264 more words

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion -- The Japan Times

” The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. 205 more words


Im-Politic: A New Japanese Owner for the Financial Times May Not be Good News

I’m such a fan of the Financial Times that I’ve even given in to its paywall strategy and subscribe to it. That’s why I’m so worried about yesterday’s news of its sale by Britain’s Pearson PLC to Japanese media giant Nikkei Inc. 605 more words