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3,800 Japanese students kick off the new school year virtually in the metaverse

  • To kick off the new school year in Japan, which begins in April, approximately 3,800 students gathered in the metaverse.
  • In what a Sora News article described as “Metaversity,” 29 trade schools held their opening ceremony in the Metaverse to welcome new students.
  • While Japan lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions in March of this year, technically allowing people to meet in person again, the online event made the ceremony accessible for those still concerned about large gatherings.
  • After the event, all the students were free to mingle in their robot avatar forms. The success of the ceremony offered hope of possibly holding more events in the virtual space.
  • This was not the first instance of students utilizing virtual reality. When schools in Japan closed in 2020 at the beginning of COVID-19, elementary school students came up with the idea to hold their graduation ceremonies in Minecraft.

To kick off the new school year in Japan, which begins in April, approximately 3,800 students gathered in the metaverse. 

In what a Sora News article described as “Metaversity,” 29 trade schools under the NSG College League in Niigata Prefecture, which includes speciality schools in beauty, sports, technology and more, held their opening ceremony in the metaverse to welcome new students. 

Japanese Students Hold Virtual Graduation in ‘Minecraft’ During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Japanese students missed their graduation day as schools remain closed in Japan due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but a group of graduating elementary students found a way to celebrate the joyous moment in “Minecraft.”

The virtual graduation was made possible by a group of friends who created an assembly hall in the popular video game “Minecraft,” according to SoraNews24.

Badass Taiwanese Gamer Recreates His Entire High School on Minecraft

A Minecraft player in Taiwan has attracted the local community of the popular sandbox video game after recreating his high school alma mater because he was missing it badly.

The player, a member of Taiwanese online network Dcard, started reproducing New Taipei Municipal Panchiao Senior High School in his first year of university and has now been building it for two years.

The Billionaire Creator of ‘Minecraft’ Reveals the Depressing Side Effect of Success

Many people are set on the idea that money, fame and success will make them happy. Young entrepreneurs often think making it big means inventing a product people love and then selling it for billions. It’s easy to mistake such success with life satisfaction, but “Minecraft” founder Markus Persson reveals it isn’t what many people might imagine it to be.

Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson, also known as “Notch,” sold “Minecraft” to Microsoft neary a year ago for $2.5 billion. Instead of joining Microsoft after the sale, Persson went on to live in the lap of luxury. He purchased a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion equipped with a giant wall of dispensable candy, a 16-car garage and a huge infinity pool.