University of Tokyo
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...
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.