Sunday, January 2, 2011
UNU/Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-XVI
Probably many do not know that the United Nations has a University in Tokyo, the United Nations University (UNU) in Aoyama area. UNU was created in 1973 by the Japanese government because Japanese bureaucrats believe that UNU would promote leadership of Japan on the global stage. Nearly forty years later, UNU has become one of the biggest wastes for Japanese taxpayers. UNU has been far from a success. One does not see any citations from the UNU press and it has not created any important scholars for the academic community. In September 2010, UNU will recruit students from developing countries to study at the graduate school (Asahi Shimbun 31 August 2010). For the Japanese taxpayer now is not the time to expand the UNA, but rather time to shut it down to prevent further waste of taxpayer money.