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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
  • , Asahi
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Japan steps up efforts to ensure safety of outbound students

Recent concerns over the safety of Japanese students abroad have prompted efforts by the government and universities to help students enroll in an emergency contact system.

  • November 26, 2016
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:15 a.m.
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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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