Why study abroad programmes are becoming more popular in Japan

Study International | February 15, 2019

As Japan plans to catch up with Asia’s strong international student market, it faces tough competition from countries like China and Singapore, which are also planning to expose more of their own students’ to international perspectives by encouraging them to study abroad.As reported by The Pie News, Japan is enjoying a decade of growth for short-term study abroad opportunities and its growing even further, surpassing the 100,000 mark for the first time.Latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization reveal that 105,000 Japanese students enrolled in a a study abroad programme in 2017, a nine percent increase from the previous year.“In general, university students are expected to be international people who can speak English and acquire an international way of thinking,” said JASSO Deputy Director, Tomohiro Miyai.“Japanese people and society are still on the way to becoming more international. So the Japanese government encourages…study abroad, even short term, to acquire an international way of thinking.”The statistics support the popularity of short-term outbound mobility in Japan, which has been growing steadily since 2003. Ever since then, short-term study in the country has boomed by 430 percent.

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