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Japanese students steer clear of U.S., Europe for fear of terrorism, anti-immigration policies

  Many Japanese students are choosing not to study in the U.S. or the UK and instead opting for Canada and Australia probably on account of the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policy and the frequent terrorist incidents in Europe. Amid the public and private sectors’ putting extra effort into increasing the number of young people studying abroad for the purpose of raising Japan’s….Read more

  • May 12, 2017
  • , Yomiuri evening edition , p. 13
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U.S. business schools losing edge to Asia

The Trump factor is just one reason why U.S. business schools are starting to lose their appeal in Asia, recent findings show.

  • May 13, 2017
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:00 p.m.
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Japanese students steer clear of U.S., Europe for fear of terrorism, anti-immigration policies

Friday evening’s Yomiuri published a prominent inside-page story saying that many Japanese students are choosing not to study in the U.S. and Europe and instead opting for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand probably on account of the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policy and the frequent terrorist incidents in Europe. The daily added that the Japanese government is concerned about the….Read more

  • May 12, 2017
  • , Yomiuri evening edition
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Okinawa committee concludes study-abroad partnership with U.S. universities

On May 4, delegates from an Okinawa municipal executive committee to promote a short-term study-abroad program (led by Nanjo Mayor Keishun Koja) signed a letter of agreement with Washington State University to accept Okinawa students during their stay in the U.S. The committee also signed a contract with North Seattle College. It is now in partnership with a total of four….Read more

  • May 5, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 23
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Asia closes the gap with English-speaking countries in competition for international students

Asian countries are gradually rising in popularity as study abroad destinations, a field that the United States, Australia, and other English-speaking countries have traditionally dominated.   In 2016, ICEF conducted a survey of study abroad agencies in about 100 countries and regions around the world and asked them what countries are deemed “desirable” as study abroad destinations. Japan was the….Read more

  • April 7, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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Number of foreign students in Japan jumps nearly 15% in 2016

The number of foreign students in Japan rose by 14.8 percent as of May 2016 from a year earlier, propelled by a boost in those from Vietnam, a public tally showed Friday.   According to the Japan Student Services Organization, an independent administrative entity affiliated with the education ministry, 239,287 foreigners were studying across Japan as of May 1 last….Read more

  • March 31, 2017
  • , Kyodo News
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Public, private support necessary to increase Japanese students studying abroad

“News 23,” TBS’s weekday evening news show, aired an eight-minute report on the decline in the number of Japanese students studying abroad. According to Education Ministry statistics, the number had dropped to 55,350 in 2013 from 82,945 in 2004. The network said that the Japanese government is concerned that young Japanese are becoming inward-looking. The government has set a goal….Read more

  • March 9, 2017
  • , TBS
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Will Trump shock even impact number of Japanese studying in U.S.?

Donald Trump took office as president of the United States on Jan. 20 (Jan. 21 Japan time). He has repeatedly made harsh statements about immigrants and foreigners. This has started to cast a shadow over the United States as a popular study-abroad destination as the president’s messages are undermining the image of the U.S. as a “free and tolerant” country.….Read more

  • January 20, 2017
  • , Asahi evening edition , p. 11
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Number of Japanese studying in U.S. to decline under Trump administration?

Friday evening’s Asahi published a story on growing hesitancy among some Japanese students about studying in the U.S. on account of President Trump’s messages on Muslims and illegal immigrants that they feel undermine their image of the U.S. as a “free and tolerant” country. According to the daily, the number of Japanese students wishing to study in the U.S. dropped….Read more

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Ambassador Kennedy urges students to study abroad, develop U.S.-Japan alliance

Regional editions of national newspapers, including Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei, as well as Kyodo and Jiji wire services, reported on Ambassador Kennedy’s speech in Kyoto on Saturday, during which she urged some 100 local university students to study abroad by saying: “Judging from my own experience, nothing can teach you more about yourself and the world than living abroad.” According to….Read more

  • December 17, 2016
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