The number of students from China, South Korea and other Asian countries studying at American or European universities have, in general, been increasing over the years. Although there was a time when such a tendency was checked due to the increasing complexity of entry procedures into the United States, or to the depreciation of Asian currencies, the desire of Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asians to study in the U.S. or in Europe has not waned.

Businessmen, technicians and artists — from Mumbai to Seoul — seek a place of activity in the U.S. and in Europe.

Although it can be said that the number of Japanese students who wish to study in China and South Korea have increased, their general interest in studying abroad is not very positive. This phenomenon is not limited to students alone. Government officials as well as businessmen increasingly prefer to work within Japan rather than go abroad.