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Six-year secondary schools sending more students overseas

The university admission test reform in fiscal 2020 will perhaps change “inward-looking” Japanese children. This introverted nature has been pointed out by the foreign media since around 2010. Most surveys also highlight that the number of Japanese students studying overseas is either declining or leveling off, though their methods vary. Once more students study English for TOEFL or ELTS, which….Read more

  • July 16, 2018
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JCP lawmaker: Gov’t glamorizes U.S. military for study abroad

Seiken Akamine of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) attended a meeting of the Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems in the Lower House on July 9. He touched on a government proposal “to cooperate with the U.S. to improve English language education,” which assumes studying at universities on the premises of U.S. bases. The proposal is included in the….Read more

  • July 10, 2018
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Okinawa high school to sign partnership agreement with U.S. college

A representative of Spokane Community College (SCC) in the U.S. state of Washington visited the head office of the Okinawa Times on May 16. Okinawa Shogaku Senior High School (Okisho) is hoping to conclude an agreement with the American college on admitting students on the basis of recommendations.   SCC is a two-year college and 22 of its approximately 2,000 students….Read more

  • May 23, 2018
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U.S. college degrees lose mystique among Asian students

By MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — For ambitious young Asians, studying in the U.S. has long been a natural choice. They venture across the vast Pacific to pursue degrees with global cachet and, perhaps, take a shot at the American dream. Increasingly, though, the region’s students are making a radical decision: They are staying close to home. ….Read more

  • May 15, 2018
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More Japanese students heading to U.S. to play sports at universities

The number of Japanese students aiming to play sports at U.S. universities is increasing. Playing sports in the U.S. gives students opportunities to not only try to become professional athletes by participating in many games in an environment where the level of competition is high internationally but also to hone their English language skills and pursue studies. There are scholarship….Read more

  • March 28, 2018
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Okinawa bank foundation to offer scholarship to students looking to study overseas

The “Ryugin Kokusaika Shinko Zaidan,” a Bank of the Ryukyus foundation to promote international exchanges, has set up a scholarship program to award up to 2.4 million yen to a high school student and around two undergraduate or graduate students who are looking to study abroad. It will solicit applications from May 1 through June 29.   A high school….Read more

  • March 31, 2018
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Instead of Todai, students starting to look abroad and at med school

By Tatsuya Yokei   The race for students to get into universities is about to begin. On Jan. 13, a national test for university admissions will kick off. The University of Tokyo, commonly known as Todai, is at the top of Japan’s academic hierarchy. A great number of children start to study hard to get into Todai even from primary….Read more

  • January 7, 2018
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Okinawa high school signs partnership agreement with U.S. university

Okinawa Shogaku Senior High School will conclude a partnership agreement with Gonzaga University, in the U.S. state of Washington, in October. Students of the Japanese school who meet comprehensive standards will be able to advance to the U.S. university without sitting for an entrance exam. The agreement will begin to be applied to students who graduate from Okinawa Shogaku Senior….Read more

  • March 12, 2018
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Dwindling number of Japanese students at Harvard, other top U.S. universities

For a while now, the Japanese people are said to be inward-looking.

  • April 1, 2018
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Taylor Anderson’s parents keep her dream alive

NHK’s 15-minute weekday morning news analysis program “Kurashi Kaisetsu” took up Taylor Anderson, a JET teacher who died at the age of 24 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, when the region was hit by a devastating earthquake on March 11, 2011. Taylor is believed to have helped guide her students out of the classroom and waited to hand them over to their….Read more

  • March 7, 2018
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