Education: All the Sad Young Men

University students and their professors are the unhappiest people in Japan. This is the report, cabled by TIME'S Chungking Correspondent Theodore White last week, of a Chinese teacher who visited Japan last year on a puppet-government mission, has since repented his apostasy.

Japanese universities, reported the Chinese educator, now teach only physics, medicine, engineering, agriculture. The students are almost the only able-bodied young male civilians to be seen in the cities where the proportion of young men to young women is now about one to 40. The students must wear a special uniform, are forbidden to appear on the streets...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!