Nov 5, 2020
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan is planning to allow national universities to accept more international students, starting spring 2022.
Up until now, there has been a cap for the number of international students in national universities, but this limit will be eased. MEXT will reassess the cap for each university to allow national universities to increase the number of international students based on the number of teaching staff and classrooms it has. MEXT will be making these assessments next year in Summer 2021, and will announce the official decisions thereafter.
MEXT is also considering to allow national universities to set their own tuition fees for international students. In principle, all students pay equal tuition fees regardless of nationality and faculty at present, but this shift means that tuition fees for international students may change in the future.
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Nov 24, 2022
Japan border restrictions to be lifted on October 11th!
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced that Japan will allow individual tourists and reintroduce visa-free entry starting October 11, 2022 relaxing border control measures to be on par with the US.
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Wanted: English-Speaking Student Support Counselor (for students to Japan)
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Japan border restrictions could be lifted as early as November 8th
The government of Japan is planning to open the borders to long-term international students by as early as next week on November 8th.
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