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Infographic: Trend in no. of Japanese students studying abroad

  • March 31, 2022
  • , Mainichi evening edition , p. 8
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School is back in Japan. At last, so are foreign students.

  BY CHRIS RUSSELL     For Misha Awad, the process of boarding a plane to Japan and then going through immigration brought with it a range of emotions — shock, nervousness, bureaucracy-induced tedium and even amusement.   While moving to a new country is a major step in anyone’s life, Awad’s case had an extra layer to it, as….Read more

  • April 1, 2022
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Japanese students studying abroad down 98% in FY 2020 due to COVID

TOKYO — The number of Japanese students studying abroad in fiscal 2020 dived 98.6 percent from a year earlier to 1,487, a survey showed Wednesday, as strict border controls amid the coronavirus pandemic forced many students to cancel or postpone their study plans.   The survey also showed the number of foreign students enrolling at universities, Japanese language schools and other educational institutions in Japan as of….Read more

  • March 30, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 7:40 p.m.
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Editorial: Textbook screening should lead to deeper understanding with sights on national defense

The results of the screening of high school textbooks have been released. Based on the new official guidelines for school teaching released by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, geography and other textbooks are required to clearly state that the Northern Territories, Takeshima, and Senkaku Islands are Japan’s “inherent territories.” The fact that this has not been….Read more

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Publishers revise textbook phrases about ‘forced’ Korean laborers

Senior high school textbooks for social studies were revised in several places to match the government’s view, including the removal of references implying that all wartime Korean laborers were forcibly brought to Japan.   The education ministry released the results of this year’s textbook screening on March 29 and found 14 instances in 12 textbooks submitted by six companies as….Read more

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Japan rejects S. Korean protest over school textbooks’ descriptions

TOKYO — Japan has rebuffed a protest from South Korea against descriptions in new Japanese high school textbooks of thorny bilateral issues related to territory and history, the top government spokesman said Wednesday.   Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the protest, made Tuesday when South Korea’s Foreign Ministry summoned Naoki Kumagai, deputy chief of mission at the Japanese Embassy in South Korea,….Read more

  • March 30, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 7:26 p.m.
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High school textbooks on “logical Japanese” screened for 1st time

Tokyo, March 29 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s education ministry said Tuesday 189 textbooks in eight common subject categories to be used mainly by high school second-graders from April 2023 have passed the ministry’s screenings.   The textbooks included ones that were screened for the first time, such as on “ronri kokugo,” or logical Japanese language, and “nihonshi tankyu,” or exploration of Japanese….Read more

  • March 29, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 9:01 p.m.
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Tokyo board of education to resume study abroad program after two-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is set to resume its “Program for the Development of Next-Generation Leaders,” a study abroad program for students who attend senior high schools run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The program has been suspended for the past two years due to COVID-19.   The decision was made to resume the….Read more

  • March 26, 2022
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University in Tokyo to accept Ukrainian students

A private university in Tokyo has decided to accept Ukrainian students who want to evacuate to Japan.   The International Christian University says it will solicit applications with refugee support group Pathways Japan.   Eligible applicants should be students at universities in Ukraine who have remained in the country or fled to another country since Russia began its invasion of….Read more

  • March 29, 2022
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Tokyo college to take in Ukrainian students

NHK reported that International Christian University in Tokyo has decided to host several Ukrainian college students who meet certain conditions, such as having studied Japanese previously. The university plans to shoulder various costs, including the cost of travel from Ukraine.

  • March 29, 2022
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