Japan Scaling Back Liberal Arts for Vocational Focus

February 28, 2017

Japan is rethinking its approach to higher education and is looking to cut back on the liberal arts and introduce more business-oriented programs that will focus on vocational training and R&D. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked the country’s 86 academic institutions to redefine their focus and restructure their curricula. “The drive is part of Mr. Abe’s efforts to revitalize Japan, injecting more dynamism and innovation into the economy through a…