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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
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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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EDUCATION > Universities

4 Japan universities to apply for 10 tril. yen gov’t fund: survey

TOKYO – Four Japanese national universities plan to apply for a 10 trillion yen ($79 billion) fund established by the government to bring institutions up to par with the world’s top universities, a recent Kyodo News survey showed.   Tohoku University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nagoya University and Osaka University intend to apply for the funds, established as part of the government’s efforts to promote science and….Read more

  • May 29, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 0:15 p.m.
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EDUCATION > Universities

Diet enacts law to support development of world-class universities

A law aimed at creating world-class universities that will serve as a driving force for innovation was enacted in the Diet on Wednesday.   From fiscal 2024, the government will allocate tens of billions of yen to universities from an investment fund to which it will contribute ¥10 trillion.   The measure, involving large-scale university subsidies aimed at supporting the….Read more

  • May 20, 2022
  • , The Japan News
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Over 40% of students who have studied abroad are interested in working at startups, poll

A survey probing the views of Japanese students who have studied overseas has found that students with study-abroad experience are more interested in working for a startup than are students who do not have such experience. Those who have studied abroad tend to value having opportunities to exercise their discretion at work and being in an environment where they can….Read more

  • May 18, 2022
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 11
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EDUCATION > English Language

Japanese students’ English proficiency improving: gov’t

Tokyo, May 18 (Jiji Press)–The English proficiency of students in Japanese public junior and senior high schools is steadily improving, an education ministry survey showed Wednesday.     The proportion of third-year junior high school students with English proficiency equivalent to A1 or higher under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard for grading language ability,….Read more

  • May 18, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:37 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Keio University produced largest number of startups in fiscal 2021

About 200 startups are launched by universities per year, and the cumulative total number of such startups is over 3,300, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Keio University posted the most new startups in fiscal 2021, with university-affiliated venture capital companies supporting the startups. Gifu University launched the second most. Although the startups….Read more

  • May 18, 2022
  • , Nikkei , p. 13
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EDUCATION

Gov’t eyes extending education subsidies to middle-class in Japan

TOKYO – A government panel proposed Tuesday that Japan make higher education more accessible to middle-class students majoring in science and technology by expanding the scope of government subsidies available for low-income students.   The panel also called for extending financial support to students from households with three or more children, a move a government source says Prime Minister Fumio….Read more

  • May 10, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 9:54 p.m.
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