The Japanese and U.S. governments are taking steps to increase the number of students from their nations studying in each other's countries following an apparent fall-off in interest in studying abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two governments will launch a campaign in November asking current and former students in such programs to post photos, videos and stories of their experiences on Instagram, with the hashtag #USJapanStudyAbroad" or "#JapanUSStudyAbroad."

The governments will also ask educational experts for advice on how to encourage more young people to study abroad.