Not much has changed since last year. The number taking the test, according to registrations, increased again, although not as much as last year. So sorry doomsayers, the demographic collapse for Japan's HE system hasn't happened yet. It's important to remember that there is probably enough students withholding their university admissions in any given year to fill one year's worth of admissions. That is because these young people are studying for one, two and even more years to try and get into a top-ranked university and/or program.
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