"Japan has long been an important player in the international education market. It is one of the top sources of students for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, and hosts roughly 5% of the world's international students. Historically, Japanese students studying abroad have been mainly inclined to shorter-term English-language studies. The last ten years, however, have seen dramatic increases in the number of Japanese students engaged in longer-term and higher education studies abroad, a pattern that seems poised to continue in the years ahead."
Education sectors that Japanese students choose include:
English language schools
Government Technical schools
Private Vocational colleges