University of Tokyo
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...
July 13, 2014
Evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster moved to different shelters an average of four times and traveled 273 kilometers during the month after the crisis unfolded in...
July 05, 2014
HIDA, Gifu Prefecture--A giant L-shaped tunnel has been built to house the world’s first cryogenic gravitational wave telescope to detect ripples in the curvature of...
May 22, 2014
A Japanese scientist has developed a special package of glasses and a camera that allows users to manipulate computer-generated 3-D virtual reality images with their hands.
April 30, 2014
Google's acquisition of the Japanese start-up Schaft Inc. last November was a major shock to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which had been seeking out ways to...
April 19, 2014
With the relationship between Japan and South Korea on the rocks, the University of Tokyo and Seoul National University are hoping to be a catalyst to improving ties, setting...
April 09, 2014
An islet formed by volcanic activity in the Ogasawara island chain far south of Tokyo continues to spew huge plumes of smoke from vents in the months after it was first...
March 23, 2014
A statue commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of Japan’s beloved dog Hachiko is being erected on the university campus where its master once taught.
January 27, 2014
SASEBO, Nagasaki Prefecture--Testing is under way for a wind-power project that researchers say could change the face of maritime shipping.
January 17, 2014
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have found a nerve cell in female “medaka” (killifish) that becomes active when they select a familiar partner for mating.
December 27, 2013
Close to one-third of the scientific articles published by a research group at the University of Tokyo once headed by a professor who resigned in disgrace have findings that...
December 21, 2013
Nasal spray containing oxytocin, an empathy hormone, may lessen the severity of symptoms in people suffering from a mild form of autism, a study by researchers at the...
December 19, 2013
Last year, a 10-year-old boy in Aichi Prefecture had surgery to extend his jawbone and give it a natural shape. He went under the knife at Fujita Health University Hospital in...
October 31, 2013
Japanese scientists say they have found a chemical substance that can help prevent obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
August 08, 2013
Radioactive cesium has formed hotspots on the seabed east of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the site of reactor meltdowns following the earthquake and tsunami...
August 04, 2013
Long-lost medical records detailing the sharply deteriorating health of the world’s first recognized radiation sickness patient have been recovered 68 years after the victim...