Japan’s public, private universities face major shakeup, mergers as student numbers fall

The education ministry is considering a major realignment of both public and private universities ahead of an expected drop in the number of students, ministry sources said Monday. If realized, it will be the first time national, public-run and private universities have faced amalgamation.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/12/national/japans-public-private-universities-face-major-shakeup-mergers-student-numbers-fall/#.Vww4WhMrJsM