Archive for Japan

Quake shakes Japan’s science

Posted in research with tags on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“The magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on 11 March trashed Koji Tamura’s laboratory and office, flinging books, microscopes, sequencers and samples to the floor …” (more)

[Ichiko Fuyuno, Nature News, 21 March]


Temple U Will Evacuate 200 From Tokyo Campus After State Dept Warning

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Temple University is evacuating students from its campus here after the US State Department issued a warning about elevated radioactivity in Tokyo from the nuclear reactors damaged in last week’s earthquake and tsunami …” (more)

[David McNeill, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 March]

Quake hits Japanese universities

Posted in Life with tags on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“The devastating earthquake in northern Japan last Friday hit major universities and research institutions hard, both those near the epicentre and elsewhere, bringing many activities to a halt which could last for weeks, or even months …” (more)

[Ichiko Fuyuno, The Great Beyond, 15 March]

Japan’s Universities Struggle to Recover From Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted in Life with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“Operations at dozens of colleges and universities across Japan have almost ground to a halt following Friday’s huge earthquake and tsunami, which has left swathes of the eastern Pacific Coast in ruins …” (more)

[David McNeill, Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 March]

Japanese Universities Draw Foreign Students With Manga

Posted in teaching with tags , on 27 December 2010 by Steve

“When Zack Wood produces his illustrated stories online, his Japanese classmates say they look like American comics while his American friends say they look decidedly like manga, the popular form of comics that originated in Japan …” (more)

[Miki Tanikawa, New York Times, 26 December]

Land of the rising sun aims to reverse its scientific eclipse

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 August 2010 by Steve

“Japan has traditionally been seen as a scientific giant in Asia – an economic powerhouse that boasts numerous Nobel laureates as well as world-class universities and well-funded government laboratories …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 31 July]