Changing Trends in Japanese Students Studying Abroad

Annette Bradford


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. 


Internationalization; study abroad; Japanese students; higher education; student mobility; Japan

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