U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

Feb 13, 2015

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

A man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday, with no parole possible for at least 20 years. Markus Kaarma’s case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the ...

Nov 17, 2014

Number of Japanese students at U.S. colleges dips 1.2%

Japanese students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities decreased by 1.2 percent to around 19,000 in the 2013-2014 academic year, although they remained the seventh-most numerous in the country, the New York-based Institute of International Education said Monday. Japanese accounted for 2.2 percent of ...

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

Jun 6, 2014

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

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A University of Tokyo student set to spend a year as an exchange student in Illinois this summer doesn’t think English skill is the only thing that matters when going to the United States. He thinks curiosity, knowledge and a spirit of adventure also ...

Mar 25, 2014

Number of Japanese studying abroad down seventh straight year

The number of Japanese studying abroad in 2011 declined for the seventh consecutive year, the education ministry said Tuesday. The figure stood at 57,501, down 559 from the previous year and 31 percent lower than the peak in 2004. A ministry official said the ...

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 ...