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JAOS 2017 Survey on the Number of Japanese Studying Abroad

Dec.21, 2017

JAOS aims to promote the healthy development of the study abroad industry and provide instruction and guidance to improve and maintain quality of service providers in Japan. JAOS consists of 66 private and public-sector organizations based in Japan. In August 2017, JAOS organized the “JAOS 2017 Survey on the Number of Japanese Studying Abroad”, a survey of 40-member education agencies that provide study abroad services. The survey collected from these 40 organizations the number of Japanese who used their study abroad support services. As a result, JAOS survey revealed that these 40-member education agencies helped nearly 80,000 people (79,123) study abroad in 2016. Taken together with the results of other surveys conducted by various entities in Japan, these numbers suggests that we can surmise that more than 20,000 Japanese people studied abroad during the year.

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Survey on Japanese Studying Abroad 2017

Survey on the Status of Japanese Studying Abroad by 36 Study Abroad Agencies

November 16, 2016

 Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS President, Yasuo Sone, hereinafter “JAOS”) composed of more than 65 study abroad agencies and related businesses, conducted a survey of 36 “JAOS” member companies called “Survey on the Status of Japanese Studying Abroad by 36 Study Abroad Agencies”, in cooperation with the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), in January 2016.

As a result, a large discrepancy was discovered between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s official figure of 55,350 “Japanese studying abroad” (March 2016), and new data revealing that an additional 64,988 Japanese students (mostly non-duplicated) had studied overseas. The statistics from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology only reflect the number of Japanese students studying at overseas higher education institutions, and do not include figures for language schools, which actually compose the highest percentage of Japanese students studying overseas. Hence, this survey was undertaken to more accurately calculate the number of Japanese students studying abroad.

↓The material can be downloaded from here.

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