Ja­pan Mulls Shifting Its Academic Year to Get in Step With the West

“When Japan was hit by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March, casualties at the nation’s universities were mercifully low. The reason: Campuses were mostly empty as thousands of students were at home till April, when Japan’s academic year begins …” (more)

[Da­vid Mc­Neill, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 October]

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