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University in Tokyo holds entrance ceremony 1 year late due to pandemic

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A very truthful and forthcoming statement, “*Be aware that you are a small group of people who have been given the opportunity to study.*" - Sophia University Pres Yoshiaki Terumachi.

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"Be aware that you are a small group of people who have been given the opportunity to study."

Extraordinarily good statement worthy of an Uni president - sometimes we tend to forged to be grateful for the chances/privileges we had in our life. Yes, for each and every student out there there are probably a few longing to but unable to do the same thing..

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Are the entrance ceremonies important to the point of organizing one the year after?

I never had an entrance ceremony in my life so it's seem totally useless for me...

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Its 1.8 million yen a year for your kid to study science there (up 15% in 2021).

Plus living expenses in Tokyo. It's very close to the Imperial Palace, so anywhere nearby will be pricey.

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the entrance ceremony is what activates the learning area of the brain.

Lol, Kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school and university. Someone should put some tape on that activation switch.

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dkmToday 10:10 am JST

Are the entrance ceremonies important to the point of organizing one the year after?

I never had an entrance ceremony in my life so it's seem totally useless for me...

Entrance ceremonies, graduation ceremonies, mascots and such things is something we probably couldn't live without in here. Although each entrance ceremony in here is EXACTLY the same. One may say "but hey, it's like that everywhere in the world". No, it's not. See few on Youtube if you want.

At least, during the virus time, they could skip this one. Save not so insignificant sum of money on both sides and make the infection risk even lower.

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Ceremony= sleep time. Long speeches about nothing and some vague reference to a rare cherry blossom wake me up when the tourture ends.

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And of the ‘millions of students’, @P.Smith 8:11am, they are still ‘a very ‘select’ few’ in recent years.

According to the Asahi Shimbun - 10 universities were identified has having held "inappropriate entrance exams" - meaning students were treated different based on characteristics including their age or sex. It said nine universities were guilty of such practices. A tenth was also named but has ‘denied any wrongdoing’.

The investigation found other improper practices, including “universities favouring the children of alumni and being biased against those who had sat the entrance exam multiple times.”

The Yomiuri Shimbun quoted TMU had adopted a "silent understanding" to reduce the number of female entrants over concerns female graduates were not going on to practice medicine in employment.

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My favourite bit about school entrance and graduation cremonies is where the first speaker goes up to the mic, bows to the flag, bows to the audience, and then says "The ceremony will now begin" or "The ceremony is over" and sits back down after bowing again. That's it. No other words or substance.

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Understood @kohakuebisu 2:28p. It’s as @P.Smith 12:31p said,

But, that’s how they’ve always done it!!!!!

We may not like it or understand it but, the ‘more experienced & learned’ scholars and ‘self-anointed’ authoritarians on ALL things Japan” will chastise us for our “ignorance, Occidental prejudices and ‘bourgeois’ sensibilities”.

Also, just our viewpoint, the nationwide 2020 ‘spring school closings and lockdowns’ were an opportunity to reset the domestic school calendar in line with the Fall to Summer ‘academic year’ recognized in other parts of the world.

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