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The number of foreign students in Japan as of May 2020 fell 10.4% compared with a year earlier, to 279,597, a survey has shown, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to cancel or postpone their study plans.

The decline came after the number of foreign students enrolled at universities, Japanese-language schools and other educational institutions in the country totaled 312,214 in May 2019, marking the highest level on record and the seventh straight year of growth.

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