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Number of Japanese researchers studying in U.S. drops sharply

NHK reported this morning that Japanese science is in crisis and one of the factors is the decline in the number of researchers studying abroad. In particular, the number of researchers studying in the U.S. has dropped sharply to one-third of the figure of 15 years ago. The network reported on a 37-year-old Japanese researcher currently studying at Duke University who….Read more

  • December 14, 2017
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Japanese students shying away from studying in U.S.

The number of Japanese students studying in graduate and undergraduate programs in the U.S. is on the decline.  According to a U.S. survey released on Nov. 13, the number of Japanese students studying at American universities and graduate schools fell to about 19,000 last year, registering the 12th straight year of decline. Japan substantially trails China and India, as the….Read more

  • December 4, 2017
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Japanese students steer clear of U.S.

Monday evening’s Asahi ran a prominent front-page story on the steady decline in the number of Japanese students studying in the United States, echoing concerns that trans-Pacific ties may eventually be eroded due to dwindling exchanges at a grassroots level. The daily speculated that in addition to the Japanese youths’ “inward looking” orientation, Japan’s rapidly aging population, the recruiting cycle….Read more

  • December 4, 2017
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Okinawa ranks second in the number of high schoolers studying abroad

Compared to other prefectures, Okinawa Prefecture helps its local high school students wishing to study abroad with its financial assistance. According to a report compiled by the Cabinet Office, Okinawa sent a total of 354 students to 10 countries and regions during fiscal 2016, ranking second after Saitama Prefecture. The Okinawa prefectural government earmarks a budget slot of over 300….Read more

  • December 1, 2017
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 14
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Waseda professor proposes revisiting intrinsic purpose of studying abroad

According to a survey conducted by Waseda University Professor Aya Yoshida, overseas study of less than three months is little effective in improving students’ English proficiency and global understanding.   By Aya Yoshida, professor at Waseda University   Since the mid-2000’s, Japan has been accelerating a push for developing global human resources. This initiative became a policy goal, driven in response to….Read more

  • November 27, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 16
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18,780 Japanese students studied in U.S. in FY16

The Institute of International Education (IIE, headquartered in New York) released on Nov. 13 the number of international students at universities and graduate schools in the United States in fiscal 2016. Of all 1.07 million international students, Chinese students made up the largest group at 350,755, up 6.8% on the year. Japanese students ranked eighth at 18,780, down 1.5% on….Read more

  • November 15, 2017
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Young Japanese losing interest in studying in U.S.

NHK’s website highlighted data on studying in the U.S. released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) showing that approximately 19,000 Japanese studied in the United States in the 2016/17 academic year, down almost 60% from 20 years ago when some 47,000 local youths enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The number of Japanese students on U.S. campuses has remained below….Read more

  • November 14, 2017
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Public, private sectors back Japanese university students to study abroad

The age of studying abroad has begun. More students are challenging themselves to gain overseas experiences, and some university departments are mandating all of their undergraduates study abroad. Universities, fighting for survival, are driving educational internationalization and public and private institutions are supporting the trend. Although the high cost of tuition is a deterrent, there are a variety of scholarships….Read more

  • November 6, 2017
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Japanese youth who studied in U.S. now works at Facebook

Facebook’s Safety Check helps users to check on their friends’ safety and find out who needs what in what location when disasters and terrorist attack occur around the world. The service is the brainchild of a Japanese programmer.   Keito Uchiyama, 28, works at Facebook’s headquarters in California. He was born in Tokyo on Jan. 29, 1989, just three weeks….Read more

  • October 29, 2017
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Letter to the editor: A little diplomat

From Yukari Tsuda Homemaker, 58 years old Nerima Ward, Tokyo   “You are a little diplomat.” That’s what a teacher from an organization that runs study abroad programs told me before I left for the U.S. to study at a local high school 41 years ago at the age of 17. I went to a small town called Athens in….Read more

  • October 12, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 33
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