Episode 34: University of Tokyo's "international" program

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Two Kyodo News journalists -- Yamaguchi-san and Peter -- talk about a new five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree program expected to be launched by the University of Tokyo in 2027 that will be comprised of 50% foreign students. Listen as they discuss the benefits of the envisioned new program, as well as what people do in other countries when applying for university.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

University of Tokyo to launch new 5-year program with 50% foreign students

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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File photo taken in December 2023 shows the University of Tokyo's Hongo campus in Tokyo. (Kyodo)