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Russian officials have increasingly been threatening not to extend the visas of African students and young workers unless they agree to join its military and fight against Ukraine, sources say.
Jun 10, 2024
Russia is sending young Africans to die in its war against Ukraine
Moscow has also been enlisting convicts from its prisons, one source said.
The increase in foreign student numbers in Japan came after the government started to gradually lift its COVID-19 travel restrictions in 2022.
JAPAN / Society
May 24, 2024
Foreign student numbers in Japan grew in 2023
A survey found 279,274 foreign students in the country as of May 2023, up 20.8% from a year earlier but still below prepandemic levels.
A pro-Palestinian supporter in Tokyo takes part in a protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Japanese universities are also experiencing their share of pro-Palestinian student demonstrations similar to those elsewhere in the world.
May 15, 2024
What the campus Gaza protests lack — in Japan, too
Students are right to be distressed over the suffering of Palestinians. But are they applying cognitive empathy to understand the other side, too?
Activists from Amnesty International march in support of the Uyghurs during Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit in France on May 6.
May 13, 2024
China accused of targeting overseas citizens for political activism
Students said their family in China received threats after they attended events such as the commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
A Palestinian student, who plans to return to his homeland after graduation and who wishes to remain anonymous, poses for a portrait while wearing a kaffiyeh along with his commencement cap at the Auraria Campus in Denver on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
May 13, 2024
Campus Gaza rallies may subside, but experts see possible 'hot summer of protest'
Academics say it's difficult to maintain the people-power energy on campus if most of the people are gone.
Newly employed workers of government ministries and agencies listen to a video message by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a training session in Tokyo on April 3.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 17, 2024
Japanese students losing interest in civil service
Public-private job search timing affects student behavior, especially in new graduate hiring.
Writing down feelings of anger, then shredding or throwing the paper away is an effective way to calm down, a study has found.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 11, 2024
Write angry thoughts down and shred them to calm down, Japan study advises
The researchers themselves were amazed at how effective their method seemed to be at reducing anger.
Department store operator Takashimaya is among the big firms planning to increase hires in spring 2025, a survey shows.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 31, 2024
Over 30% of big firms to hire more new grads in '25, survey finds
In addition to new graduate hires, some companies are looking to hire midcareer workers to secure talent amid fierce competition.
University students take part in an internship program offered by Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward in August.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2024
About 70% of firms in Japan now offer employment-linked internships
Companies in Japan were newly allowed to offer employment-linked internships starting from their recruitment drive for students graduating in spring 2025.
High school students visit seawalls in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday during a weeklong tour of areas hit by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 26, 2024
Students from wildfire-struck Hawaii learn about disaster recovery in Miyagi
The students visited four municipalities in Miyagi Prefecture to study their efforts to rebuild following the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
A Japanese-language class at Aoyama International Education Institute in Tokyo's Minato Ward
JAPAN / Society
Mar 23, 2024
New national standards for Japanese-language schools to start in April
Under the new system, Japanese-language schools will have to meet certain requirements on staffing and curriculum to receive accreditation.
The government plans to make children of foreign workers residing in Japan eligible for university-level scholarships under certain conditions.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 17, 2024
More foreign students set to be eligible for Japan government scholarships
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology expects that around 500 to 1,000 students would be newly eligible for the scholarships.
Chisato Kimura, a leading member of Yale Law Students for Justice in Palestine, talks about why she is calling for Israel to end its military campaign in Gaza, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, on Feb. 9.
Mar 7, 2024
Japanese student urges Gaza cease-fire as U.S. colleges muffle dissent
Chisato Kimura believes she must speak out for a cease-fire as a native of Japan, which has experienced war and inflicted violence.
Christmas lights decorate downtown Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, on Jan. 5. In Canada, a post-COVID explosion in foreign students has resulted in housing shortages and flawed academic programs being taught in strip malls.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
Canada’s welcome for foreign students becomes 'trafficking’ nightmare
An open-door policy has caused rental prices to soar, soured the electorate on new arrivals, and allowed colleges to take advantage of young people.
A seminar on preventing suicide among young people is held at the Department of Psychology at Nara University in Nara Prefecture on Nov. 20.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 20, 2024
Japanese college students called on to help prevent youth suicides
Some of the topics being taught to student include cyberbullying and truancy among young children.
The University of Tokyo's Hongo campus
Feb 19, 2024
University of Tokyo to launch new program with 50% foreign students
The course aims to nurture talent to lead efforts to resolve global issues such as climate change, a university source said.
University students experience taking care of a child at the house of a company employee taking child care leave in Osaka.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 5, 2024
1 in 5 Japanese university students do not want children: survey
The largest cohort at 57.4% cited "a lack of confidence about raising a child" as their reason.
University of Tokyo students attend their graduation ceremony in the capital's Bunkyo Ward on March 24.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 22, 2023
Japan to expand subsidized college tuition for large families
Free college tuition will be offered to at least one child in a family with three or more children, regardless of its income.
Naoya Maekawa, an associate professor at Fukushima University, speaks of the importance of passing on lessons from Japan's 2011 disasters.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 18, 2023
Knowledge of 2011 disaster declining among young, survey shows
An academic behind the survey says memories of the disaster are fading.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan