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Weakened yen hammers Japanese students in U.S.

After her overseas study plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yu Nagashima could finally enjoy campus life and in-person classes in California.

  • June 29, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:51 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan university event spotlights artistic talent of Ukraine through photo and film works

TOKYO — An event showing works by Ukrainian photographers and female filmmakers from Ukraine is underway at Tokyo’s Sophia University, from the wish to have visitors learn about the country through art and culture.   The event “Artistic Ukraine” consists of a photo exhibit featuring 51 works taken by four Ukrainian photographers, and a screening of six short films to….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

EDUCATION > English Language

No local lingo please: City in Japan holding English boot camps to build kids’ confidence

MUNAKATA, Fukuoka — The southwest Japan city of Munakata is holding “English camps” where the city’s fourth graders spend an entire day only speaking English with foreign teachers in a bid to build up children’s confidence that they can make themselves understood in the foreign language.   The municipal government in Fukuoka Prefecture launched the program in the 2019 academic….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

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

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….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Japan aims to regain 300,000 foreign students

Nikkei wrote that the Education Ministry will step up efforts to bring in more foreign students and send more Japanese students abroad, seeking to revive cross-border study to pre-pandemic levels by 2027. The travel ban instituted after the pandemic dealt a serious blow to such student traffic, alarming a corporate sector eager to attract overseas talent. The number of international….Read more

  • June 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Now admitting: Japan aims to regain 300,000 foreign students

TOKYO — Japan’s education ministry will step up efforts to bring in more foreign students and send more Japanese counterparts abroad, Nikkei learned Tuesday, seeking to revive cross-border study to pre-pandemic levels by 2027.   The travel ban instituted after the pandemic dealt a serious blow to such student traffic, alarming a corporate sector eager to attract overseas talent.  ….Read more

  • June 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:15 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

16 Japan universities team up to accept students from war-hit Ukraine

TOKYO — Sixteen Japanese universities have teamed up to accept students fleeing war-torn Ukraine to help them rekindle hopes to build a future that seemed impossible following the Russian invasion.   The colleges, including International Christian University, Meiji University and Sophia University, plan to offer approximately 70 students in total free education and a safe environment to study.   They will….Read more

  • June 14, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 8:26 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

13 more Japanese universities to accept Ukrainian students

A Japanese refugee support group says it has made arrangements with 13 universities in the country to accept students from Ukraine, adding to its list of such institutions.   The group, called Pathways Japan, is already helping Ukrainian students to secure places at the International Christian University, Sophia University and at Japanese language schools.   The group says 13 more….Read more

  • June 7, 2022
  • , NHK WORLD
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

80,000 foreign students have entered Japan since April 1

On June 3, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) said about 80,000 foreign students (preliminary figure) entered Japan in the period from April 1 to June 1 due to the easing of border control measures against the coronavirus. The MEXT says the number of foreign students entering Japan “is increasing steadily.”

  • June 4, 2022
  • , Asahi , p. 31
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EDUCATION > English Language

U.S. Embassy, Consulate to offer English language study scholarship for Okinawa high school students

Monday’s Okinawa Times wrote that the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulate General in Naha will launch a two-year English language study scholarship program for high school students in Okinawa this year. The paper said this will be the first scholarship program established by the Embassy. The Embassy is planning to provide scholarships to about 25 to 40….Read more

  • June 6, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times
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