This is the first time in Japan that official university goods can be purchased nation-wide via a department store e-commerce site.
The event, to mark the centenary of Tohoku University's Faculty of Law and Letters, addressed the direction of research and education in the social sciences and humanities.
The character, created by fifth- year medical student Mamiko Yamazaki, is the winner in a recent contest to find a mascot that reflects the university's image and values.
The award from Quacquarelli Symonds recognizes institutions that are highly regarded for their research capabilities in their respective regions.
A collaborative research group has succeeded in measuring the speed of sound of pure iron under pressures similar to the Earth's inner core boundary.
The strain rate is the largest recorded to date at room temperature, and the new material is expected to be put to use in sporting goods and medical devices.
The astrocytes' acid response could lead to the amplification of excitatory neuronal signals and be the underlying drive for generating plasticity for epileptogenesis.
A team of researchers ran simulations that tracked the evolution of the Milky Way from the Big Bang to the present day, discovering that gold-rich stars formed in building-block galaxies 10 billion years ago.
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