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International Students in Higher Education Institutions plus Japanese language institutes

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Number of International Students by

1. Region of Origin

(Unit: person)
Region
Number of students
% of total
Change
Asia
155,803
92.7%
5,704
Europe
5,684
3.4%
454
North America
2,604
1.5%
▲18
Middle East
1,299
0.8%
125
Africa
1,207
0.7%
33
Latin America
1,016
0.6%
45
Oceania
532
0.3%
▲46
Total
168,145
100.0%
6,297

2. Nationality

Country/region
Number of students
% of total
Change
China 97,875 58.2% ▲3,528
Republic of Korea 17,283 10.3% ▲1,636
Vietnam 13,799 8.2% 7,691
Nepal 5,807 3.4% 2,206
Taiwan 5,660 3.4% 81
Thailand 2,876 1.7% 303
Indonesia 2,787 1.7% 290
Malaysia 2,378 1.4% ▲23
U.S.A 2,275 1.4% ▲14
Myanmar 1,598 0.9% 29
Others 15,807 9.4% 898
Total 168,145 100.0% 6,297

3. Region and Prefecture of Japan

(Unit: person)
Region Num. of students % of total Prefecture Number of students Region Num. of students % of total Prefecture Number of students
Hokkaido 2,816
(2,853)
1.7%
(1.8)
Hokkaido
2,816
(2,853)
Kinki
29,549
(29,102)
17.6%
(18.0)
Mie
974
(992)
Shiga
395
(454)
Kyoto
8,477
(7,985)
Osaka
12,513
(12,133)
Hyogo
5,529
(5,752)
Nara
1,341
(1,507)
Tohoku 3,832
(3,624)
2.3%
(2.2)
Aomori
239
(281)
Wakayama
320
(279)
Iwate
319
(350)
Chugoku
6,955
(7,161)
4.1%
(4.4)
Tottori
172
(183)
Miyagi
2,384
(2,093)
Shimane
207
(195)
Akita
372
(355)
Okayama
2,327
(2,488)
Yamagata
224
(225)
Hiroshima
2,817
(2,624)
Fukushima
294
(320)
Yamaguchi
1,432
(1,671)
Kanto 84,931
(80,623)
50.5%
(49.8)
Ibaraki
2,795
(2,676)
Shikoku
1,329
(1,309)
0.8%
(0.8)
Tokushima
322
(332)
Tochigi
1,351
(1,263)
Kagawa
378
(351)
Gunma
1,725
(1,640)
Ehime
450
(462)
Saitama
6,508
(6,474)
Kochi
179
(164)
Chiba
6,512
(6,111)
Kyushu
22,243
(20,290)
13.2%
(12.6)
Fukuoka
13,707
(12,115)
Tokyo
60,515
(56,782)
Saga
444
(438)
Kanagawa
5,525
(5,677)
Nagasaki
1,451
(1,461)
Chubu 16,490
(16,886)
9.8%
(10.4)
Niigata
1,562
(1,533)
Kumamoto
717
(724)
Toyama
580
(587)
Oita
3,462
(3,595)
Ishikawa
1,534
(1,570)
Miyazaki
197
(170)
Fukui
280
(288)
Kagoshima
1,011
(1,001)
Yamanashi
885
(940)
Okinawa
1,254
(786)
Nagano
1,025
(946)
Total 168,145
(161,848)
100.0%
(100.0)
Gifu
1,570
(1,576)
Shizuoka
1,980
(1,999)
Aichi
7,074
(7,447)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2012

Note:International students attending universities whose campuses lie in two or more prefectures are included in the figure for the prefecture where the main office of the university is located.