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

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 ...