Students take worldly approach to study abroad

National Jun 6, 2014

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

by Sang Woo Kim

A University of Tokyo student set to spend a year as an exchange student in Illinois this summer doesn't think English skill is the only thing that matters when going to the United States. He thinks curiosity, knowledge and a spirit of adventure also carry ...

National Mar 25, 2014

Number of Japanese studying abroad down seventh straight year

The number of Japanese studying abroad in 2011 declined for the seventh consecutive year, the education ministry said Tuesday. The figure stood at 57,501, down 559 from the previous year and 31 percent lower than the peak in 2004. A ministry official said the decline apparently ...

Forum stresses career benefits of study abroad

National Aug 28, 2013

Forum stresses career benefits of study abroad

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japanese students should buck the stay-at-home trend and instead study overseas to gain skills to survive in an ever more globalized and competitive world, experts and former international students said at a recent forum on overseas study in Tokyo. Those skills include not only languages ...

National Apr 24, 2013

Fund to help Japanese students study overseas planned

The government plans to establish a scholarship fund to encourage university students to study abroad, sources said Tuesday. The education ministry has earmarked ¥3.6 billion in this year's budget to provide more than ¥100,000 a month to 200 students to study abroad for more than ...