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Job-Hunting Season Kicks Off, Focus on Work-Life Balance

March 1, 2024 - 16:56
Corporate briefings for students graduating in the coming spring have commenced, marking the start of the job-hunting season. (News On Japan)
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The Rise of Blood Type Ignorance Among Youth

February 29, 2024 - 06:15
A growing number of young people are unaware of their blood type, in many cases because it wasn't tested at birth, whereas in the past, it was an essential indicator for horoscopes and compatibility checks. (News On Japan)
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Yayoi Site Found with Links to Enigmatic Yamatai Kingdom

February 29, 2024 - 00:54
In the center of the Nara Basin, in Tahara Motosu Town, lies the Toga-Kagi Archaeological Site, a moated settlement of Japan's Yayoi period that thrived for approximately 700 years, not only in craftsmanship but also in trade. (News On Japan)
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Taxidermy of an Extinct Japanese Wolf?

February 28, 2024 - 11:35
A taxidermy specimen stored at the National Museum of Nature and Science as "a type of wild dog" has been identified as the now-extinct Japanese wolf. The first to notice that it might be a Japanese wolf was a junior high school student from Tokyo, who, along with experts, conducted research and recently announced their findings. (News On Japan)
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Half of Elementary School Students Suffer Hay Fever

February 24, 2024 - 05:32
About half of elementary school students are experiencing symptoms of hay fever, with approximately one-fourth finding it difficult to concentrate on their studies, according to a survey conducted by Rohto Pharmaceutical. (News On Japan)
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PhD Thesis Writer: Way to Success

February 22, 2024 - 12:13
It is difficult to answer how to write a PhD thesis by yourself. It’s a very complex scientific study. But first, you need to determine the goal of your research. (News On Japan)
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Aichi Medical University Incorrectly Fails 80 Applicants Due to Computer Error

February 22, 2024 - 05:25
Aichi Medical University has announced that due to a computer error during the admissions process using the results of the unified university entrance examination, 80 applicants who should have progressed to the second stage of the medical school entrance examination were mistakenly deemed ineligible. (News On Japan)
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Debate Over Allowing Furikake in School Lunches

February 22, 2024 - 00:39
A controversy has arisen over the practice of bringing furikake (a Japanese rice seasoning) to school lunches at a middle school in Hyogo Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo University Plans New 5-Year Course with Half International Students

February 20, 2024 - 05:31
The University of Tokyo has decided to establish a new 5-year educational program in the fall of 2027, aiming to nurture talent capable of solving global societal issues such as decarbonization. (News On Japan)
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Top Universities in Japan for International Students

February 18, 2024 - 05:42
Japan offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity, making it an attractive destination for international students. With its advanced education system, students can immerse themselves in a culture known for its technological innovations and rich history. (News On Japan)
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Partial Victory for Students in Kyoto University Yoshida Dormitory Eviction Trial

February 18, 2024 - 05:36
In a lawsuit filed by Kyoto University seeking the eviction of students residing in part of the Yoshida Dormitory, considered the oldest student dormitory in Japan, the students have achieved a partial victory. (News On Japan)
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Teachers Call for Abolition of 'Unlimited Work for Fixed Pay' Law

February 15, 2024 - 01:39
With discussions on improving teacher salaries commencing at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's expert panel, active teachers have called for the abolition of the "Kyutoku Law" (Special Law on the Salaries of Teachers and School Staff), which they say contributes to long working hours. (News On Japan)
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Kitakyushu to Establish 'Generation Z Division'

February 14, 2024 - 01:49
Kitakyushu City has announced that it will create a new "Generation Z Division" in its organizational reform this April, focusing on support for young people. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Public University to Introduce Fall Enrollment, English Official Language

February 12, 2024 - 13:26
The governor of Osaka Prefecture, Hirofumi Yoshimura, has announced plans to implement an autumn admission system at Osaka Public University to align with the academic calendars of universities abroad. This initiative aims to foster a global perspective and English proficiency among students, contributing to the broader vision of nurturing talent with a broad outlook, which is seen as crucial for Osaka's growth. (News On Japan)
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Maru-Harassment: The Controversy of Ending Sentences with a 。

February 9, 2024 - 18:05
In the age of digital communication, nuances can sometimes be lost or, conversely, unintentionally amplified. A message from a subordinate or junior colleague saying, "The train is delayed, and I might be a bit late," prompts a range of responses. But how do you reply? (News On Japan)
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High School Students Team Up with AEON Retail for Bento Box Project

February 9, 2024 - 07:30
Bento boxes developed by high school have been on sale at AEON stores in Aichi Prefecture since Wednesday, as part of the "Kids' Lunch Bento Box" program, allowing students to learn the basics of business firsthand. (News On Japan)
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Introducing the Latest Shogi Set for Beginners: Fostering Future Champions Like Sota Fujii

February 5, 2024 - 17:14
The "Study Shogi" beginner's shogi set is now available for purchase on Rakuten for 4,950 yen ⇒ 3,920 yen (tax included). This is the shogi set that even the young Shogi sensation, Sota Fujii Ryuo & Meijin, reportedly used as a child, designed for beginners to easily start playing and quickly learn the rules while having fun. (News On Japan)
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Difficult Kanji Reading: What Does “緊緊” Mean?

February 3, 2024 - 20:53
Dengeki Online's serialized feature "Difficult-to-Read Kanji" challenges readers with a range of characters, from those so complex they're almost unimaginable, to seemingly simple ones that are surprisingly tricky to pronounce. The project is spearheaded by "Kyōji Yanagi," a humble calligrapher who lives with his cat. He'll continue to introduce kanji that might not be instantly readable, so let's all think about them together! (News On Japan)
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Balancing Studies and High Earnings: A Compilation of Money-Making Strategies Using Social Media

February 2, 2024 - 10:59
In the modern era, it's possible to earn money from the comfort of your own home. With the Ray generation, work styles have diversified, so we've explored the reality of this phenomenon! In this feature, we introduce "Web writing," "live streaming," and "SNS management" as potential income sources. First, understand your own type and find the earning method that fits "your aptitude" perfectly (News On Japan)
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Yamanashi Prefecture to Subsidize Egg Freezing Costs for Women

January 30, 2024 - 09:54
Yamanashi Prefecture is in the final stages of planning to provide financial assistance for the cost of egg freezing for healthy women who struggle to balance the timing of pregnancy with their career aspirations. (News On Japan)
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