Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

May 26, 2017

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

Facing a shrinking population, Oita Prefecture has since fiscal 2016 ramped up efforts to help international students start their own businesses or work locally. With the largest proportion of students from overseas for every 100,000 in population, the prefecture hopes this will help revitalize its ...

Japanese national among four students killed in U.S. bus crash

Sep 25, 2015

Japanese national among four students killed in U.S. bus crash

A Japanese national was among four foreign students killed when a bus carrying them and an amphibious tour vehicle collided Thursday on a bridge over a lake in Seattle in the United States. The Japanese Foreign Ministry confirmed the a Japanese national was among those ...

Forum stresses career benefits of study abroad

Aug 28, 2013

Forum stresses career benefits of study abroad

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Japanese students should buck the stay-at-home trend and instead study overseas to gain skills to survive in an ever more globalized and competitive world, experts and former international students said at a recent forum on overseas study in Tokyo. Those skills include not only languages ...

Firms go abroad by hiring foreign students here

| Feb 26, 2013

Firms go abroad by hiring foreign students here

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As Japanese companies continue to look overseas for opportunities to expand, an increasing number are trying to hire foreigners — or what they call "global human resources." As part of this trend, it is growing more common for foreign students studying here to apply for ...