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Record 12,900 foreign students landed jobs in Japan in 2014

  • 2015-08-18 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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(Yomiuri: August 18, 2015 – p. 4)


 In 2014, a total of 12,958 foreign students (up 1,311 from the previous year) found employment at companies and research institutions in Japan, marking a record high for the second straight year. The Justice Ministry surveyed the number of foreign students whose status of residence changed from “student visa” to “working visa.” A surge in recruitment by companies on account of Japan’s economic recovery appears to be one of the reasons for the increase.


 By country and region, 8,347 of the foreign students who found jobs in Japan were from China, 1,234 were from South Korea, 611 were from Vietnam, 514 were from Taiwan, 278 were from Nepal, and the rest were from other countries. The number of students from Vietnam and Taiwan who started working in Japan increased by more than 40% from a year earlier.

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