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PM’s education council to develop plan to enable int’l students to stay in Japan after graduation

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio attended a meeting of the Council for the Creation of Future Education at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei] on Sept. 29, and directed Cabinet members to consider new policies to enable international students to remain in Japan after graduation. The council will formulate concrete measures before the end of FY2022.   More than half of the….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

West Japan university welcomes foreign exchange students for 1st time in 3 years

NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo — Students from overseas have been excited about their long-awaited college life in Japan here for the first time in three years, following the resumption of student exchanges that had been on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, stopped accepting exchange students from the spring semester of 2020 in response….Read more

  • September 19, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Government sets goal of 100,000 students going abroad by 2027

By JUN MIURA/ Staff Writer   The education ministry has set a goal of boosting the number of Japanese students studying abroad to pre-COVID-19 levels of around 100,000 a year by 2027.   The number of Japanese students studying overseas has plummeted amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.   The ministry has decided to continue a public-private program to support such….Read more

  • September 5, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 p.m.
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China resumes accepting Japanese exchange students

Nikkei and Asahi reported that the Chinese government will resume accepting Japanese exchange students for the first time in two and a half years. China stopped accepting Japanese students following the spread of COVID-19. The students will be allowed to attend schools in China after quarantining for ten days upon arrival. Nikkei speculated that the move is intended to ease….Read more

  • August 24, 2022
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Weak yen another burden on Japanese students overseas

Okinawa Times wrote that although the number of Japanese people studying abroad has been increasing following foreign nations’ lifting of their COVID-related restrictions on foreign entry, the drop in the value of the yen against the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies since last fall has become another burden on Japanese people studying abroad. According to an agent in Okinawa,….Read more

  • August 15, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times
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MEXT to send 5,000 students overseas through public-private project

On Aug. 5, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced that it will begin the second stage of the “Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan” public-private initiative to support study abroad programs in fiscal 2023. The ministry has set a goal of collecting 10 billion yen in donations from private companies over the next five years to fund scholarships….Read more

  • August 6, 2022
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 7
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Japan aims to increase foreign students to pre-pandemic level in five years

NHK reported that the Education Ministry will renew its efforts to attract foreign students out of concern that the nation’s international competitiveness may be undercut if international students continue to steer clear of Japan. The number of international students hit a record high of about 310,000 in 2019 and then plummeted for the next two years on account of strict….Read more

  • July 28, 2022
  • , NHK
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Japanese students apparently steer clear of America due to TOEFL

Toyo Keizai Online reprinted a research paper published in mid-June by Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute delving into the continued decline in the number of Japanese students studying in the United States over the past two decades, focusing on the extremely sharp drop between FY2007 and FY2010. The number of Japanese students in the United States plummeted from 34,000 to 21,300….Read more

  • July 18, 2022
  • , Shukan Toyo Keizai
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Imperial couple mark 70th anniversary of Fulbright program

Saturday’s Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that the Emperor and Empress attended a ceremony in Tokyo on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Fulbright exchange program. Some 6,600 Japanese and 2,900 Americans have participated in the program since its establishment in 1952. The papers wrote that reflecting on his own experience of studying abroad, the Emperor said in….Read more

  • July 2, 2022
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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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