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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Expert warns Japan has long road to regain foreign students’ trust after 2-yr entry ban

TOKYO — The Japanese government relaxed coronavirus border restrictions in March this year, but after almost two years of severely limited entry, “there needs to be a concerted effort to restore Japan’s image and lure back all the (international) talent that has been lost,” one expert told the Mainichi Shimbun.   Professor Takakazu Yamagishi, director of Nanzan University’s Center for….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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30,000 foreign students entered Japan since easing of COVID-19 border controls

Yomiuri wrote that Education Minister Suematsu told reporters on Tuesday that about 30,000 foreign students have arrived in Japan since the government eased its COVID-19 border controls in March.

  • April 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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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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