The government plans to establish a national information center (NIC) to create a database of Japanese universities and students’ academic credentials in English for overseas universities and companies to access within 2019, it has been learned.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Monday hosted a group of students from the Tohoku region to discuss its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, as well as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Japan will seek to increase the development of talent proficient in artificial intelligence to 250,000 people a year, up from just a few thousand today, according to a government plan laid out Friday.
A panel of experts has called for all university and technical college students in Japan to be given beginner-level education on artificial intelligence.
Computer programming will become a mandatory subject in Japan's elementary schools from April 2020, as the country seeks to train a new generation in highly sought information technology skills.
Introducing e-sports, or competitive video gaming, as an after-school extracurricular activity remains controversial in Japan.
Serious efforts to introduce Japan’s college of technology system in Asia will start this year with the aim of assisting students in becoming leading engineers in emerging economies.
In a country where schoolchildren must adhere to strict uniform regulations and rote learning is common, increasing numbers of parents are choosing to give their kids a more diverse education, despite it being technically illegal.
As the number of schoolchildren, mainly foreign nationals, who require Japanese language instruction increases, it is critical to secure and train instructors.
At the municipal Shin-Kanie-Kita nursery school in Kanie, a town adjacent to Nagoya, two children whose parents are foreigners were being shown flashcards that featured illustrations of vegetables and fruits.