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Education ministry aims to attract 300,000 foreign students by 2027

  • June 23, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
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Mainichi and Nikkei wrote that the Education Ministry said on Wednesday that it will step up efforts to attract more foreign students and send more Japanese students abroad. The number of international students in Japan slid from more than 310,000 in fiscal 2019 to 242,000 in fiscal 2021. The number of Japanese students going overseas dropped from about 120,000 in fiscal 2019 to 1,500 in fiscal 2020. The ministry aims to restore both numbers to pre-pandemic levels by 2027, according to the papers.

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