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English in Japan - Meiji Constitution

Can Japan Become a Nation Fluent in English?

Anyone who believes that Japan will never embrace multilingualism would do well to picture this scene. Students at Japan’s elite universities are studying in English. Not just English, either: they learn about science in German and philosophy in French. European languages present a formidable challenge, but the students are not daunted. We’re in the early Meiji Period, of course, and […]

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Talent in Japan - Work Abroad

The Conveyor Belt of Talent in Japan

Japan is a nation at war. But there are no signs of DPRK missiles flying overhead. It’s a different, more insidious kind of war called the Global War for Talent, and it begins on the university campus. QS, a publisher of university rankings, has just placed Tokyo third in its 2016 list of the world’s best student cities, up from […]

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