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The Growth and Increase Percentage in Number of International Students

(Unit: person)
Year
Number of students
Annual increase
Annual % change
1983
10,428
2,312
28.5%
1984
12,410
1,982
19.0%
1985
15,009
2,599
20.9%
1986
18,631
3,622
24.1%
1987
22,154
3,523
18.9%
1988
25,643
3,489
15.7%
1989
31,251
5,608
21.9%
1990
41,347
10,096
32.3%
1991
45,066
3,719
9.0%
1992
48,561
3,495
7.8%
1993
52,405
3,844
7.9%
1994
53,787
1,382
2.6%
1995
53,847
60
0.1%
1996
52,921
-926
-1.7%
1997
51,047
-1,874
-3.5%
1998
51,298
251
0.5%
1999
55,755
4,457
8.7%
2000
64,011
8,256
14.8%
2001
78,812
14,801
23.1%
2002
95,550
16,738
21.2%
2003
109,508
13,958
14.6%
2004
117,302
7,794
7.1%
2005
121,812
4,510
3.8%
2006
117,927
-3,885
-3.2%
2007
118,498
571
0.5%
2008
123,829
5,331
4.5%
2009
132,720
8,891
7.2%
2010
141,774
9,054
6.8%
Year
Number of students
(Higher Education Institutions
and Japanese language Institutes)
Annual
increase
Annual
% change
Number of students
in Higher Education Institutions
Annual
increase
Annual
% change
Number of students
in Japanese language Institutes
Annual
increase
Annual
% change
2011
163,697
138,075
-3,699
-2.6%
25,622
2012
161,848 -1,849 -1.1%
137,756
-319
-0.2%
24,092 -1,530 -6.0%
2013
168,145 6,297 3.9%
135,519
-2,237
-1.6%
32,626 8,534 35.4%
2014
184,155 16,010 9.5
139,185
3,666
2.7
44,970 12,344 37.8

(As of each May 1)
※In accordance with the unification of student visas, the total number of international students including Japanese language institutes is also drawn since 2011.