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Japan: Dropping out of Graduate School

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Education, Science, Youth

At Hatena's AnonymousDiary, a former student of a Japanese graduate school describes their experience and why they decided to drop out [1] [ja]. The student explains that in their lab, what mattered most was not experimental techniques or fundamental knowledge, but just the amount of time that students spent at their desk. The student writes that this environment makes it difficult to acquire skills in other fields, and reports that there are many cases of depression in other labs.