University of Tokyo
September 22, 2015
Contrary to popular belief, the University of Tokyo’s famous Akamon (red gate) is not the university’s main gate. The esteemed gate originally belonged to the Maeda Clan of ...
September 02, 2015
Japanese researchers have significantly shrunken the size of malignant tumors in mice by introducing immune cells derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, a...
July 02, 2015
Researchers have developed an electrically conductive ink that can be used in clothing to provide a more comfortable way to measure biological data.
May 23, 2015
Japanese researchers have successfully developed the world’s first in-wheel motor system for electric vehicles that transmits power wirelessly to run motors incorporated in...
April 06, 2015
An Italian girl’s devotion has become part of Japan’s long adoration of its most famous and loyal dog.
March 30, 2015
Japanese and U.S. researchers have successfully tested an Ebola vaccine on a monkey species in what could be a silver-bullet breakthrough in the fight against the deadly...
March 12, 2015
We may not be alone in the universe after all, and our neighbors may be closer than you think.
March 09, 2015
On the 80th anniversary of the death of Hachiko, the famed dog was happily reunited with his owner, in a bronze statue installed on March 8 at the University of Tokyo where the ...
February 26, 2015
After years of soul-searching to find a place where she can be herself, Ayaka Yamashita finally found it among a mountain tribe people on the Philippines' Luzon Island, who...
January 17, 2015
The prestigious University of Tokyo has taken issue with news reports that said it has lifted its research ban on military technologies. It said they were “erroneous.”
January 12, 2015
University of Tokyo student Yu Yoshiuchi wants to help change the impression that female students at her prestigious public university are too nerdy and brainy, so she agreed...
December 19, 2014
Clinical trials will start for a genetically modified virus that can destroy cancerous cells in one of the most difficult types of tumors to treat, the University of Tokyo’s...
November 08, 2014
Japanese researchers have created mice that are almost entirely transparent, a development that could lead to improved treatments for damaged organs, according to a recently...
November 06, 2014
Researchers on Nov. 5 unveiled a microsatellite that will hitch a ride aboard an H-2A rocket to explore an asteroid in orbit between Earth and Mars.
November 03, 2014
An artificial intelligence (AI) program can now pass the entrance examinations of 80 percent of private universities in Japan but still falls short of acceptance to the...
October 07, 2014
Yoshikazu Sakamoto, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo who pioneered international political studies in postwar Japan with his pacifist principles, has died at the...
September 27, 2014
The education ministry has selected 37 universities to be eligible for special public support aimed at helping Japanese educational institutions achieve world-class status.
September 02, 2014
Scientists at the University of Tokyo announced Sept. 1 that they have developed a bipedal robot that can run like a human.
August 28, 2014
On a Saturday in June, kids and their parents crowded into a research center in Tokyo to participate in Japan's newest craze: the egg drop contest.
July 24, 2014
Designed to be a hub for exploring the smart and accessible environment created through "ubiquitous computing," the Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building is the newest...