A group of young Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have just founded the first private student dormitory in Tokyo. Rooms there are cheap and very close to the university.
Discrimination against women students has been admitted by a Japanese medical school. The Tokyo Medical University has apologized for docking the entrance scores of female applicants over decades.
Japan has named its official mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two futuristic creatures, christened Miraitowa and Someity, were picked by schoolkids across the country.
New reports from Japanese media say that a prominent Tokyo university has been changing exam results for female applicants. They allege the university hospital fears later staff shortages when women start families.
The consumption of drugs in Japan still lags behind some Western nations, but a new generation of young and curious Japanese is willing to break the rules for a new experience. Julian Ryall reports.
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