June 18, 2013

Japanese students studying abroad dropped in 2004 when Japanese companies began hiring students earlier

"Harvard University Japanese politics professor Susan Pharr said, "The incentives have just been too weak" for Japanese students to consider exchanges, while Chinese and South Korean systems encourage students to go overseas and bring back global expertise...The drop in the number of Japanese going abroad to study began in 2004 when many Japanese companies started interviewing job-seeking students in their third year of university, instead of the fourth year as previously, leaving students less time to go overseas."

Source: Japan-U.S. talks spark efforts to combat decline in exchange students
May 17, 2013
Global Post.com