Makoto Nishimura

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National / Social Issues Dec 18, 2014

More struggling to get handle on student loans

An increasing number of students are struggling to pay education loans and more than 6,000 lawsuits were filed over the fallout in the 2013 academic year alone. Kazuya Fujishima, 29, a graduate student at Hokkaido University, owes some ¥10 million in an interest-bearing loan he ...