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 Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

The latest mobility data from JAOS (Japan Association of Overseas Studies) highlights that 2021 was another challenging year for Japanese outbound. The annual report relies on a survey...

 Japan to permit 100,000 international students to return by May 2022

Japan to permit 100,000 international students to return by May 2022

The Japanese government has just announced a greatly accelerated return plan for international students, which will rely in part on a simplified entry screening system designed to cut...

 Japan eases border restrictions but international students not prioritised for entry

Japan eases border restrictions but international students not prioritised for entry

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced that on 1 March 2022, Japan will open its borders to allow 5,000 travellers per day into the country. The prime...

 More international students moving on from Japan as border closures persist

More international students moving on from Japan as border closures persist

COVID infections in Japan have reached a record high, with more than 70,000 daily infections being reported currently. Those surging numbers led the Japanese government to postpone its...

 Japan announces border opening for international students

Japan announces border opening for international students

Update: The Japanese government closed the country’s borders again effective 30 November out of concerns over the Omicron variant. The Japan Times reports that, “New restrictions will encompass...

Japanese agents report that they sent 76% fewer students abroad in 2020

Japan, an important source market for many study abroad destinations, sent 76% fewer students to other countries in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline was reported...

Japan eases restrictions for international travellers, including students

Update: Japan closed its borders again to international students in early January, 2021. Making a direct link between economic recovery and international travel, the Japanese government has moved...

Rolling survey tracks consumer sentiment across Asian markets

McKinsey & Company is conducting a recurring survey panel in several Asian markets. The survey is carried out at one month intervals, and has been through two cycles...

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

Canada, Philippines, Malta, and Ireland increasingly popular for Japanese students

Japanese employers’ demand for higher English-language proficiency and a growing trend towards lifelong learning contributed to a strong Japanese outbound student market in 2018, according to a new...

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past decade, the outflow...

Japan books 12% growth in international enrolment in 2018

New data from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) shows that international student numbers in Japan have increased for the sixth year in a row. There were 298,980...

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both the ability of...

More than 200,000 Japanese students abroad in 2016

The latest data from Japan suggests that the number of outbound students grew by roughly 15% between...