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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
  • , Yomiuri , p. 1
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China beats U.S. as popular study abroad destination among Japanese youth

(Asahi: October 28, 2015, Evening edition – p. 1)    The number of Japanese students studying in the U.S. keeps dropping. The decline stands out compared to other overseas study destinations for Japanese students. The statistics for 2012, released this year, shows that China surpassed the U.S. as the top study abroad destination among Japanese students. A close look into….Read more

  • 2015-10-29 15:00:00
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Infographic on study abroad

(Asahi: October 28, 2015, Evening edition—p. 1)    

  • 2015-10-29 15:00:00
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Letter to the Editor: Hopes for programs assisting study abroad

(Asahi: January 16, 2015 – p. 16)    From Yuki Yoshida, junior high school student (15 years old) in Tokyo    There are five years left before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Expectations are rising. Under such circumstances, I learned that the Tokyo metropolitan government is considering measures to support young people and students who wish to study abroad. Against the….Read more

  • 2015-01-16 15:00:00
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EDUCATION > English Language

Musashi secondary school supports enrollment in overseas universities

(Nikkei: September 22, 2014 – p. 22) Nezu Educational Foundation (NEF), which operates Musashi High School and Junior High School (for boys), has launched the Musashi-Temple RED [Research, Essay writing and Debate] Program, an extracurricular course for junior and senior high school students who wish to directly enroll in U.S. and European universities from high school. NEF Director Yasuyoshi Uemura….Read more

  • September 22, 2014
  • , Nikkei
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Japanese poised to study abroad

In the second “Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education” that was drawn up by the cabinet on June 14, the Japanese government announced a policy of doubling the number of high school and college students who study abroad by 2020, 10 years ahead of the original schedule. According to Yomiuri (6/14), the government is hoping to increase the number….Read more

  • September 11, 2013
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Japan eager to host international students

A Japan Students Services Organization graph shows that the number of foreign students in Japan has increased 14-fold over a quarter century to about 140,000 in FY2011. “Go global” is a buzzword that has been used a lot lately to describe Japan’s eagerness to develop internationally-minded human resources. The Japanese government and many educational institutions have been making various efforts….Read more

  • June 19, 2013
  • , Yomiuri
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Colleges offer “study abroad experience” in Japan

In today’s globalized world, universities in Japan are being called upon to improve the level of their English language education to produce graduates capable of becoming global leaders. According to an article in AERA (March 11), an increasing number of Japanese universities, including prestigious universities like the University of Tokyo and Waseda University, are taking measures to improve their students’….Read more

  • March 13, 2013
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