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

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

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

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

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

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...

Japan well on its way to 300,000 international students

For the fifth consecutive year, international student numbers have grown in Japan. The latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) indicate that as of May 2017,...

Japan’s enrolment growth picking up steam

Foreign enrolment in Japan grew sharply again in 2016 to reach nearly 240,000 students. Nearly all students came from other Asian markets with China...

Measuring up: Global market share and national targets in international education

Within an overall context of significant growth, the share of internationally mobile students...

Japan’s employment outlook helping to drive foreign enrolment growth

For some time now, Japan has held to an ambitious goal to host 300,000 foreign students by 2020. It looked for a number of years, however, like that...

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately, including the latest in digital trends, the keys to a welcoming...