"The number of Japanese students studying overseas peaked at 82,945 in 2004 and fell to 58,060 in 2010, according to the Ministry of Education. Fewer than 20,000 Japanese students studied in the United States in 2011, compared with 46,000 in 1999, according to the Institute of International Education."
Source: Scholarships to Encourage More Japanese to Study Overseas
By MIKI TANIKAWA
Published: May 5, 2013
New York Times