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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
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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
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The number of foreign exchange students is growing, but many struggle to find jobs in Japan

NHK reported this morning that the number of foreign exchange students in Japan exceeded 200,000 in 2015, saying that the recent increase is thanks to the GOJ’s project launched eight years ago to increase the number of foreign exchange students to 300,000. Under the project, the GOJ made it possible for foreign students to obtain degrees through academic programs taught….Read more

  • July 14, 2016
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U.S. Consulate in Okinawa donates $20,000 in support of students studying in America

The Okinawa International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation (OIHF) received a donation of 23,750 dollars (about 2.59 million yen) from the U.S. Consulate General in Okinawa on Monday in support of students studying in the U.S. U.S. Consul General Joel Ehrendreich handed the certificate to OIHF Chairman Tamotsu Yamada during the ceremony held at the OIHF headquarters. The donation….Read more

  • July 1, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 17
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What students gain from studying abroad

“I want to work at a company where I can use the language skills I developed by studying abroad.” We often hear this [at DISCO] during career counseling sessions with students who have studied abroad. They tend to go into interviews all bright-eyed, emphasizing their language skills and intercultural experience and saying they want to do business overseas in the….Read more

  • June 15, 2016
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English villages catching on nationwide to offer “study abroad” experiences in Japan

This spring, Hiyoshigaoka High School in Kyoto Prefecture opened an English-learning community called “Hello Village,” becoming the first public senior high school in Japan to open such a facility. Kris Ohashi, an English instructor at the school and the “mayor” of the English village, works there full time along with several other teachers.   The on-campus facility focuses on giving….Read more

  • May 8, 2016
  • , Asahi Student Newspaper , p. 1-2
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Keidanren to urge major companies to stipulate “quotas for hiring those who study abroad”

(Yomiuri: November 8, 2015 – p. 1)    Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) has decided on a policy of urging major companies, which hire in autumn undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have returned home after studying abroad, by setting separate quotas for them, to indicate so in their guidelines for applicants next year. This is because university students, who do not….Read more

  • November 8, 2015
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