The Future of Japan as an Education Hub
evista Observatorio Iberoamericano de la Economía y la Sociedad del Japón (January).
Posted: 1 Feb 2016
Date Written: November 28, 2015
Japan has an aging population. Schools have closed because of low enrollments. This demographic problem poses a risk for the future of higher education in this Asian country. On the other hand Japan has some of the best universities in the world and it has a long history of attracting international students. In the past programs were taught in Japanese but nowadays courses are taught in English in many programs. This shift in the language of instruction compensates for the loss of domestic students. This study explores the weaknesses and strengths of Japan in terms of reaching the goal of becoming a hub for education.
Keywords: Japan, Education, International Education
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