Nihon Sun Mirosystems KK and the University of the Ryukyus have reached an agreement to jointly offer a Java course, according to Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Six students selected from about 50 applicants will attend a month-long course at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Students will study computer programming using Java on workstations and servers made by Sun. The university will give credit to those taking the course, who are required to submit a paper on what they learned by the end of the month. Nihon Sun is running the course to boost awareness of Java through the course, while the university is seeking to upgrade its offerings in advanced technology.