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Zombies and Buddhism help Japan universities lure new students

Schools try offbeat strategies to boost enrollment as population drops

Kindai University students play the role of zombies in a game designed to attract prospective students. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- The library at KINDAI University was filled with zombies. But rather than aimlessly shambling in search of human brains, they were taking selfies and getting ready for job interviews.

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