Changing Trends in Japanese Students Studying Abroad

  • Annette Bradford
Keywords: Internationalization, study abroad, Japanese students, higher education, student mobility, Japan


After a dramatic decline in the number of Japanese students studying abroad and significant media focus on the inward-looking tendencies of Japanese students, much attention in Japan has turned to outward mobility. This article discusses the number of students overseas, noting a recent uptick. It examines student perspectives toward studying abroad and comments on new policy initiatives. 

Author Biography

Annette Bradford

Annette Bradford is assistant professor at Meiji University, Tokyo, Ja- pan. Her research focuses in internationalization in Japanese higher education. 

How to Cite
Bradford, A. (2015). Changing Trends in Japanese Students Studying Abroad. International Higher Education, (83), 22-23.
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