08 February 2010

US losing its allure as study destination for Japanese students

Despite the strong yen versus the dollar, fewer and fewer Japanese students are choosing to study in the USA. And, just as more Chinese students are coming to Japan to study, more Japanese are opting to go to China.

See link for full report at Yomiuri Shinbun/Daily Yomiuri:



>>  According to a report by the Central Council for Education, an advisory panel to the education minister, there were 42,843 Japanese students studying in the United States in 1994--78 percent of all overseas students that year. However, this figure had gradually fallen to 35,282, or 46 percent, in 2006, according to the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry. The Open Doors 2009 report published by the U.S.-based Institute of International Education also underscored this trend, noting that the number of Japanese students studying in the United States fell by 13.9 percent to 29,264 in the 2008-09 academic year from the previous academic year. <<

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