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Japanese universities offering support to Ukrainian students

A growing number of Japanese universities are offering support to Ukrainian students whose education was cut short by Russia’s invasion of their country. As yet, the two-month-old conflict has no end in sight, and the resident status of displaced students is emerging as an additional concern.   Tearful appeal   Irina Shepelskaya, a Japanese-language teacher at Kyiv National Linguistic University,….Read more

  • May 1, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:35 p.m.
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Exclusive: Japan universities joining hands to accept Ukrainian students

Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)–About 30 public and private universities across Japan are joining hands to allow as many Ukrainian students as possible to study in Japan amid continued Russian attacks on their home country, Jiji Press learned Wednesday.     The universities are set to establish a consortium as early as May to gather information on Ukrainian students wishing to….Read more

  • April 27, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:49 p.m.
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64 Ukrainian students given opportunity to study in Japan

Kyodo reported that 64 Ukrainian students participated in the entrance ceremony at Japan University of Economics this morning. They will study Japanese language, business, and culture free of charge for one year under an exchange program that the Fukuoka-based institution of higher education has forged with a college in Ukraine. Most of the students arrived in Japan after the Russian….Read more

  • April 12, 2022
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University in Tokyo to accept Ukrainian students

A private university in Tokyo has decided to accept Ukrainian students who want to evacuate to Japan.   The International Christian University says it will solicit applications with refugee support group Pathways Japan.   Eligible applicants should be students at universities in Ukraine who have remained in the country or fled to another country since Russia began its invasion of….Read more

  • March 29, 2022
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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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Pandemic-related college dropouts up 40 pct in Japan

Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)–The number of students who dropped out of universities, junior colleges or other tertiary institutions in Japan in April-December last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic rose by around 40 pct from a year earlier to 1,937, a survey by the education ministry showed Tuesday.   The figure accounted for 0.06 pct of all students. The number of….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 9:44 p.m.
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A study on the effectiveness of short-term university study abroad programs on the future of students 

By Kato Maki; professor at Nagoya University Center for the Studies of Higher Education, and Kashima Ryohei; doctoral student at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Economics    Study abroad programs are popular among Japanese university students. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of students who went overseas to study increased steadily. According to surveys conducted by the Japan Student Services….Read more

  • January 29, 2022
  • , Toyo Keizai , pp. 90-91
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Women beat men in Japan medical school acceptance rate for 1st time

TSUKASA OBAYASHI, Nikkei senior staff writer   TOKYO — For what appears to be the first time, the acceptance rate for women has exceeded that for men at Japanese medical schools.   Among male applicants for medical programs at national, public and private universities, the overall acceptance rate was 13.51%, lower than the 13.6% for women, according to data from….Read more

  • January 27, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:06 p.m.
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Opinion: Japan must reopen its borders to foreign students

By Nancy Snow   Nancy Snow is a Fulbright scholar alumnus to Germany and Japan. She is Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) professor of public diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.   When Barack Obama visited Japan in April 2014 at the invitation of then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he became the first American president in 20 years to visit Japan….Read more

  • January 24, 2022
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Foreign-born children in Japan struggle to enter universities

EUGENE LANG, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japan’s acute labor shortage has forced the government to increase the number of foreign workers in the country, prompting improvements in public services that target newcomers and help attract more overseas staff.   Still, hurdles remain for people who choose to make Japan their home, especially when it comes to ensuring that….Read more

  • January 8, 2022
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