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Employment agency to hold job fairs for Japanese students overseas

Neo Career, a major employment agency based in Tokyo, will launch job assistance services for Japanese students who are studying abroad. It will organize job fairs for Japanese students in Europe and the U.S. to meet with prospective employers. In the Japanese labor market for college students, supply exceeds demand, but many of those who are studying abroad start their….Read more

  • October 12, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 16
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Companies want students who studied abroad, but youths lack ambition to study overseas: survey

Many companies are eager to hire people who have studied abroad, but not many university students have studied abroad or are interested in going overseas, a survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) found.   MEXT conducted the online survey in June as part of the “Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative.” The survey….Read more

  • September 16, 2017
  • , Yomiuri , p. 19
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More Japanese may be studying abroad, but not for long

With summer’s heat blanketing Japan and school out, it’s study-abroad season for those students lucky enough to escape the humidity.   Depending on how you look at study-abroad statistics, the airliners flying students overseas are either half-full or half-empty. Government pamphlets show that increasing numbers of Japanese are going abroad to study. However, a close look at the data reveals….Read more

  • August 9, 2017
  • , The Japan Times
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Letter to the Editor: Believe in the power of a smile and change the world

I came home last month after studying abroad in the United States. I thought I would feel more relaxed in Japan, where I have lived for 16 years, than I did in America, where I lived for only one. When I actually came back to Japan, though, there was something that stressed me out and made me feel afraid.

  • July 29, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 16
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U.S. students experience Japan culture firsthand

About 30 American high school students studying Japanese culture and language enjoyed a firsthand experience of the nation on Monday in Tokyo’s Asakusa and Akihabara areas, dipping into Japan’s traditions and pop culture.

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Japan to promote study abroad using “Furusato Nozei” donations

Tokyo, July 22 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s education ministry has decided to use the “furusato nozei” hometown donation system to help high school and university students study abroad, it was learned Saturday. Aiming to support local governments with assistance programs for students studying abroad, the ministry will open a dedicated website in September in cooperation with Trustbank Inc., which operates a portal….Read more

  • July 22, 2017
  • , Jiji Press , 3:18 p.m.
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U.S., U.K. decline in popularity as study abroad destinations

The United States and the United Kingdom are declining in popularity as study abroad destinations for Japanese, according to a survey conducted by study abroad agent Ryugaku Journal Inc. (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo). In 2015, some 27% of Japanese using the agent’s services studied abroad in the U.S. and 11% went to the U.K. In 2016, these figures dropped 4 percentage….Read more

  • June 26, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 16
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GOJ to invite 1,000 Asian high school students to Japan

Saturday morning’s Nikkei reported on a GOJ plan to invite a total of 1,000 high school students from Asian countries over a five-year period beginning in 2018 for a 10-month study program with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of Asians with in-depth knowledge of Japan.  

  • June 17, 2017
  • , Nikkei
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International students may steer clear of U.S. due to Trump administration’s policies

Amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies increasingly giving the United States an exclusionary image, American universities are concerned they will see a decrease in international students. Potential applicants from overseas are contacting American institutes of higher education with concerns about living in the United States. The universities are unable to hide their consternation. Students are concerned about the political climate in….Read more

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Foreign students steer clear of U.S. due to Trump administration’s immigration policy

Sankei ran a Washington-datelined story saying that there is concern in the U.S. that the number of foreign students choosing to study in the U.S. has been decreasing. The paper speculated that the image of the Trump administration’s “exclusionary” immigration policy is behind the drop in the number of foreign students.   According to a report released in April by….Read more

  • June 15, 2017
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