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About 3.85 million people studied Japanese at a record 18,604 institutions overseas in fiscal 2018, with the number of institutions soaring in Asia, according to a survey released this week.

The number of Japanese-language institutions jumped nearly fourfold to 818 in Vietnam from the previous survey in fiscal 2015, and nearly tripled to 400 in Myanmar, said the survey by the Japan Foundation, a government-backed organization conducting international cultural exchange programs.

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