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64,988 Japanese studied abroad in fiscal 2014, JAOS survey

According to a survey conducted by the Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS; Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo), some 64,988 Japanese studied abroad in fiscal 2014 using the services of 36 private businesses [that promote study abroad]. JAOS says the figure for the number of Japanese nationals studying overseas released annually by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology mainly….Read more

  • November 18, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 30
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Ambassador Kennedy, Education Minister confirm continued U.S.-Japan cooperation

The Education Newspaper (Kyoiku Shimbun) reported that Ambassador Kennedy and Education Minister Matsuno confirmed continued cooperation between the U.S. and Japan in education and other sectors during their talks on Tuesday. The paper wrote that the Ambassador talked about the G7 Education Ministers’ meeting in Kurashiki in May and American and Japanese students studying abroad, stressing that exchanges between American….Read more

  • November 15, 2016
  • , Kyoiku Shimbun
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Record number of foreign students find employment in Japan

Nikkei reported online on Justice Ministry data that showed a record number of 15,657 foreign students landed jobs in Japan in 2015 after graduating from college and vocational schools, noting that the corresponding number in 2005 was 5,878. The sharp increase appeared to be a result of accelerated efforts by the GOJ and local commercial enterprises to hire more foreigners in….Read more

  • November 16, 2016
  • , Nikkei digital
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How will the Trump administration’s policies affect international students?

Donald Trump has made a number of remarks on immigration throughout the presidential campaign that are bordering on extreme. What will his policy be on international students, who are in one of the immigration categories? We will consider the influence of his policy on international students, particularly Japanese students.

  • November 11, 2016
  • , Yahoo!News Japan digital , 5:35
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Private foundation to offer scholarships for studying in the U.K.

A foundation set up by Tadayoshi Tazaki, the founder of JAC Recruitment Co., will launch a roughly 40-million-yen scholarship program to assist high school students looking to study in the U.K. for a period of five years. The program is one of the largest in terms of value to be offered by a private entity. Repayment is not required. It….Read more

  • November 9, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 35
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TV personality Mari Sekine attends ACJ event

Fuji TV reported this morning that TV personality Mari Sekine attended an “A Broader View” event held at the American Center Japan on Tuesday. The network said the project, which aims to double the number of exchange students between the U.S. and Japan by 2020, was proposed by Ambassador Kennedy, adding that a video of Sekine interviewing Ambassador Kennedy was….Read more

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Project Taro members invited to Embassy Tokyo

Fuji TV’s “TARO,” a midnight reality show featuring 15 young Japanese studying dance and music in New York, reported on a reception held at Ambassador Kennedy’s residence for the launch of “A Broader View.” The show featured two Project Taro members, Masahiro and Ayumu, who were invited to the reception by Ambassador Kennedy. The Ambassador told them: “Project Taro is a….Read more

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Ambassador Kennedy talks about “A Broader View”

The Huffington Post Japan posted a recent interview with Ambassador Kennedy, during which she underscored the importance of studying abroad and introduced the Embassy’s video project “A Broader View,” in which Japanese people who are active in a variety of fields discuss their experiences in the U.S. The Ambassador explained that the Embassy launched the project to encourage Japanese students….Read more

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Female mayor to appear in U.S. Embassy video on study abroad

Sankei reported online on Sunday that Naomi Koshi, the mayor of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture, will be featured in the U.S. Embassy video project “A Broader View” designed to encourage Japanese youths to study in the United States. The Harvard graduate was reportedly asked by Ambassador Kennedy in January this year to appear in the video and speak about her….Read more

  • August 14, 2016
  • , Sankei digital
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Universities providing crisis management sessions for students studying overseas

In view of the recent spate of terrorist attacks, an increasing number of Japanese universities are stepping up their crisis management training for students going overseas for short-term language training or studies this summer or from September.   On July 25, Tokyo Metropolitan University held a “crisis management orientation” session at its campus in Yachioji. Students planning to study in….Read more

  • July 30, 2016
  • , Asahi , p. 35
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