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Over 40% of students who have studied abroad are interested in working at startups, poll

A survey probing the views of Japanese students who have studied overseas has found that students with study-abroad experience are more interested in working for a startup than are students who do not have such experience. Those who have studied abroad tend to value having opportunities to exercise their discretion at work and being in an environment where they can….Read more

  • May 18, 2022
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 11
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Expert warns Japan has long road to regain foreign students’ trust after 2-yr entry ban

TOKYO — The Japanese government relaxed coronavirus border restrictions in March this year, but after almost two years of severely limited entry, “there needs to be a concerted effort to restore Japan’s image and lure back all the (international) talent that has been lost,” one expert told the Mainichi Shimbun.   Professor Takakazu Yamagishi, director of Nanzan University’s Center for….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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30,000 foreign students entered Japan since easing of COVID-19 border controls

Yomiuri wrote that Education Minister Suematsu told reporters on Tuesday that about 30,000 foreign students have arrived in Japan since the government eased its COVID-19 border controls in March.

  • April 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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Infographic: Trend in no. of Japanese students studying abroad

  • March 31, 2022
  • , Mainichi evening edition , p. 8
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School is back in Japan. At last, so are foreign students.

  BY CHRIS RUSSELL     For Misha Awad, the process of boarding a plane to Japan and then going through immigration brought with it a range of emotions — shock, nervousness, bureaucracy-induced tedium and even amusement.   While moving to a new country is a major step in anyone’s life, Awad’s case had an extra layer to it, as….Read more

  • April 1, 2022
  • , The Japan Times
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Japanese students studying abroad down 98% in FY 2020 due to COVID

TOKYO — The number of Japanese students studying abroad in fiscal 2020 dived 98.6 percent from a year earlier to 1,487, a survey showed Wednesday, as strict border controls amid the coronavirus pandemic forced many students to cancel or postpone their study plans.   The survey also showed the number of foreign students enrolling at universities, Japanese language schools and other educational institutions in Japan as of….Read more

  • March 30, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 7:40 p.m.
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Tokyo board of education to resume study abroad program after two-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is set to resume its “Program for the Development of Next-Generation Leaders,” a study abroad program for students who attend senior high schools run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The program has been suspended for the past two years due to COVID-19.   The decision was made to resume the….Read more

  • March 26, 2022
  • , Nikkei , p. 35
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Educators fear decline in student interest in Russian language

Tokyo, March 19 (Jiji Press)–University educators in Japan are concerned about a possible decline in new students taking up Russian language and literature as a result of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine ahead of the start of a new school year next month.     Meanwhile, the conflict has raised the interest of some students in the language.     The Japan Association….Read more

  • March 19, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 6:27 pm.
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110,000 international students still waiting to enter Japan

Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote that the Ministry of Education announced on Friday that 110,000 of the 150,000 international students who have been unable to enter Japan due to the country’s strict border controls are still waiting to come to Japan. The ministry learned this through a recent survey of universities and Japanese language schools and speculates that the remaining 40,000 international….Read more

  • March 12, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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GOJ to provide cash allowances to some international students

NHK reported on a GOJ decision to provide cash allowances of 100,000 yen ($900) to international students who have been struggling to make ends meet in Japan due to difficulties finding part-time work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 10, 2022
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