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INbrief

I N T E R N AT I O N A L E D U C AT I O N N E W S , V I E W S , & I N S I G H T S

Japan's International
Student Numbers
Increase 12 Percent

One of Japan's
most prestigious
universities, the
University of Tokyo
welcomes thousands
of international
students to its
campus each year.

students studied in Japan in 2017-the fifth consecutive
year of growth and an increase of almost 12 percent
over 2016 numbers. Overall international student numbers have grown almost 60 percent since 2013.
Nearly all international students in Japan come from
Asia, with China as the leading country of origin. The
JASSO report found that the sending country with the
most growth is Sri Lanka-6,610 Sri Lankan students
studied in Japan in 2017, an increase of almost 67 percent over 2016 numbers.
Several factors contributed to the overall increase,
including Japan's significant investment in employment
resources and opportunities designed specifically for
international students. International students benefit
from employment centers, a streamlined process for
those who want to transition from student visas to
employment visas, and government subsidies for internships and language training.
The increase also indicates a return on two

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ACCORDING TO THE JAPAN STUDENT
SERVICES ORGANIZATION (JASSO) , 267,040

education-related initiatives announced by the government in recent years. One initiative was to have 300,000
international students attending the country's universities by 2020-and the 2017 numbers mean that Japan
will probably meet this goal ahead of schedule. A 2014
initiative aims to internationalize 37 of the country's
more than 700 universities and improve their standings
in international rankings.
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Defining "Global Education"
in the International Student Experience
of Warwick aims to define the term "global education," examining the specifics of intercultural
learning processes, international students' everyday
experiences of internationalization efforts, and
strategies that universities can employ to assess the
effectiveness of their internationalization initiatives.
Approximately 2,360 international students
currently studying at universities in the United
Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland identified
five components of an internationalized education
they consider to be most important:

communication skills;
global skills and support;
●● foreign language skills;
●● academic integration; and
●● social integration.
●●
●●

When students were asked to compare how
these priorities aligned with their educational
experiences, the biggest satisfaction gaps were
in the areas of global skills and support, foreign
language skills, and social integration.

>> Read the full report, The Internationalisation of
Higher Education: Developing Global Graduates, at
bit.ly/2Gntdyh.
J U L + AU G . 2018 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR

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A RECENT REPORT FROM THE CENTRE
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Brazil
Quick Questions
Feature: A Shock to the System
Feature: Something Old, Something New
Feature: Building on Strengths
Feature: Weathering the Storm
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Cover1
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Cover2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF1
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF3
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 4
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 5
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 6
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 7
International Educator - July/August 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - July/August 2018 - In Brief
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 10
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 11
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 12
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 13
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 14
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Global Spotlight: Brazil
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Quick Questions
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 17
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: A Shock to the System
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 20
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 23
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: Something Old, Something New
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: Building on Strengths
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: Weathering the Storm
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 43
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 47
International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Student Affairs
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 49
International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Education Leadership
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 53
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Forum
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - In Focus
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