line

September school year to put Japan in line with world

TOKYO — Switching the start of Japan’s school year from April to September will likely incur a whole host of issues. School-entrance exams will be held in the scorching summer heat, as opposed to having to walk the icy roads to the venues.

The country’s beloved high school baseball championship in summer, Koshien, will most probably have to move away from the mid-August setting.

But despite the laundry-list of challenges, the idea is unmistakably gaining momentum as the pandemic forces long-term school closures. The driving force behind the push, is a hope that bringing the nation in line with

Read More

Japanese school year in line with world to bring new opportunities

TOKYO — Switching the start of Japan’s school year from April to September will likely incur a whole host of issues. School-entrance exams will be held in the scorching summer heat, as opposed to having to walk the icy roads to the venues.

The country’s beloved high school baseball championship in summer, Koshien, will most probably have to move away from the mid-August setting.

But despite the laundry-list of challenges, the idea is unmistakably gaining momentum as the pandemic forces long-term school closures. The driving force behind the push, is a hope that bringing the nation in line with

Read More

Pandemic spurs bid to bring Japan’s school year in line with world

TOKYO — Switching the start of Japan’s school year from April to September will likely incur a whole host of issues. School-entrance exams will be held in the scorching summer heat, as opposed to having to walk the icy roads to the venues.

The country’s beloved high school baseball championship, Koshien, will most probably have to move away from the mid-August setting.

But despite the laundry-list of challenges, the idea is unmistakably gaining momentum as the pandemic forces long-term school closures. The driving force behind the push, is a hope that bringing the nation in line with the international

Read More

Hungry Chinese investors line up floundering British targets

Deal advisors have received a number of inquiries out of China about investment opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing, automotive, technology and natural resources sectors.

Hogan Lovells partner Liang Xu says some investors are actively targeting the European teams of US companies struggling to keep their overseas operations afloat. Meanwhile, a number of deals are being re-marketed to Chinese clients for a fraction of the original price, he adds.

Despite the appetite for deals, Xu says Chinese suitors face an increasingly hostile environment abroad as governments shore up their defences against the threat of hostile bids. “The biggest challenge is the

Read More