Foreign nationals relive 2016 Kumamoto quakes in new English booklet

Apr 13, 2017

Foreign nationals relive 2016 Kumamoto quakes in new English booklet

A group of overseas students at Kumamoto University has compiled an English booklet recording the experiences of foreign nationals during last April’s powerful earthquakes. “We wanted to record people’s different experiences, and we think we can learn from other people’s experiences” to prepare for ...

Mar 31, 2017

Foreign students surge nearly 15% thanks to lift from Vietnam

The number of foreign students in Japan was 14.8 percent higher than last year as of May 2016, thanks to a boost from Vietnam, a public tally showed Friday. According to the Japan Student Services Organization, an independent administrative entity affiliated with the education ...

Jul 10, 2015

Japan hopes to host 50% more foreign students by 2020

The government aims to boost the number of foreign students in Japan by 50 percent by 2020 to invigorate international exchanges. The tourism agency and the education ministry said Thursday they began discussions at an advisory panel on how best to attract educational tours ...

May 28, 2015

Government pledges to help foreign students find jobs in Japan

The government has unveiled a package of measures to help foreign residents find jobs in Japan after studying in the country. The Cabinet Office will hold seminars to provide universities with information about corporate internships and employment support programs for students from overseas, it ...

More foreign students launching businesses in Japan

Jan 13, 2015

More foreign students launching businesses in Japan

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Three years ago, Tokyo resident Qi Hongqiang launched Skypechina, an online Chinese-language school, using ¥5 million borrowed from his parents back home in Hebei province, China. The 27-year-old graduate of a Japanese university needed the cash to fulfill one main requirement for obtaining an ...