The West would be much better off if it followed suit and shut down all of the social sciences and humanities at its universities as well:
Many social sciences and humanities faculties in Japan are to close after universities were ordered to “serve areas that better meet society’s needs”. Of the 60 national universities that offer courses in these disciplines, 26 have confirmed that they will either close or scale back their relevant faculties at the behest of Japan’s government.
It follows a letter from education minister Hakuban Shimomura sent to all of Japan’s 86 national universities, which called on them to take “active steps to abolish [social science and humanities] organisations or to convert them to serve areas that better meet society’s needs”.
The ministerial decree has been denounced by one university president as “anti-intellectual”, while the universities of Tokyo and Kyoto, regarded as the country’s most prestigious, have said that they will not comply with the request.
However, 17 national universities will stop recruiting students to humanities and social science courses – including law and economics, according to a survey of university presidents by The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, which was reported by the blog Social Science Space.
Not only do most people not need to go to college, but if you’re going to go to college and major in a social science or the humanities, you would be better off not going at all. What is being “taught” is nothing more than dyscivic, dyscivilizational propaganda, contra the pretensions of the academics, the humanities now teach students how to actively avoid thinking.
Higher education has been entirely coopted by the SJWs who invaded the universities fifty years ago. As per the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence, higher education is no longer able to perform its primary function. Japan’s response is the correct one. Shut it down.