As Japan sets its sights on a future where technology is integrated into virtually every aspect of life, the country’s Education Ministry is considering radical changes that would shake up the traditional education system and position the country as a global role model for teaching in the digital eraRead More
On average it takes students 16 years to pass through the Japanese education system. That's why Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's minister of education, has his sights set on the future and is carefully transforming the system to ensure students passing through Japanese schools will be well equipped to lead in a rapidly changing worldRead More
Founded on the principles of freedom and innovation, Ritsumeikan University has evolved considerably during its nearly 150 years of history while remaining true to its core values. The university’s president Mikio Yoshida describes the university’s transformation into one of the country’s most international and innovative institutions of higher educationRead More
From manga to cosplay, Meiji University in Tokyo is using the Cool Japan brand to establish international academic partnerships around the world. Keiichiro Tsuchiya, the university’s president, explains the power of culture, diversity and liberty in education and why integrity is fundamental for creating global human resourcesRead More
From using algae to create zero-carbon emission fuel to studying sleep at the molecular level, the University of Tsukuba ’s motto “to try something new” has global consequences. Kyosuke Nagata, the university’s president, describes how experimentation at the institutional level has helped create a home for some of the world’s most groundbreaking researchRead More
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