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The Current Situation of Accepting International Students in Higher Education Institutions (As of 2014 May 1, 2014)

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Number of International Students by

1. Number of international students by region of origin

(Unit: person)
Region Number of students % of total Short-term students
Number of students % of total
Asia 127,399
(124,542)
91.5%
(91.9)
7,908
(7,095)
61.9%
(60.6)
Europe 5,231
(4,753)
3.8%
(3.5)
2,705
(2,482)
21.2%
(21.2)
North America 2,285
(2,391)
1.6%
(1.8)
1,452
(1,634)
11.4%
(13.9)
Middle East 1,366
(1,233)
1.0%
(0.9)
83
(55)
0.6%
(0.5)
Africa 1,209
(1,155)
0.9%
(0.9)
90
(83)
0.7%
(0.7)
Latin America 1,167
(946)
0.8%
(0.7)
306
(135)
2.4%
(1.2)
Oceania 528
(499)
0.4%
(0.4)
230
(233)
1.8%
(2.0)
Total 139,185
(135,519)
100.0%
(100.0)
12,774
(11,717)
100.0%
(100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

2. Number of International Students by Nationality

(1) Number of International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total Country/region Number of students % of total
China 77,792 (81,884) 55.9% (60.4) Saudi Arabia 562 (472) 0.4% (0.3)
Republic of Korea 13,940 (15,304) 10.0% (11.3) Philippines 546 (507) 0.4% (0.4)
Vietnam 11,174 (6,290) 8.0% (4.6) United Kingdom 454 (452) 0.3% (0.3)
Nepal 5,291 (3,188) 3.8% (2.4) Brazil 437 (275) 0.3% (0.2)
Taiwan 4,971 (4,719) 3.6% (3.5) Russia 404 (339) 0.3% (0.3)
Indonesia 2,705 (2,410) 1.9% (1.8) Cambodia 368 (338) 0.3% (0.2)
Thailand 2,676 (2,383) 1.9% (1.8) Canada 310 (308) 0.2% (0.2)
Malaysia 2,361 (2,293) 1.7% (1.7) Australia 308 (312) 0.2% (0.2)
U.S.A. 1,975 (2,083) 1.4% (1.5) Sweden 301 (254) 0.2% (0.2)
Myanmar 1,280 (1,193) 0.9% (0.9) Uzbekistan 274 (227) 0.2% (0.2)
Mongolia 1,222 (1,138) 0.9% (0.8) Singapore 260 (209) 0.2% (0.2)
Sri Lanka 902 (794) 0.6% (0.6) Egypt 258 (229) 0.2% (0.2)
France 833 (793) 0.6% (0.6) Italy 258 (190) 0.2% (0.2)
Bangladesh 825 (875) 0.6% (0.6) Mexico 224 (209) 0.2% (0.1)
Germany 674 (599) 0.5% (0.4) Others 4,978 (4,656) 3.6% (3.5)
India 622 (560) 0.4% (0.4) Total 139,185 (135,519) 100.0% (100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

(2) Number of Short-term International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total Country/region Number of students % of total
China
4,172
(3,719)
31.3%
(31.7)
Finland
114
(104)
0.9%
(0.9)
U.S.A.
1,313
(1,480)
9.9%
(12.6)
Netherlands
106
(88)
0.8%
(0.8)
Republic of Korea
1,290
(1,473)
9.7%
(12.6)
Nepal
103
(20)
0.8%
(0.0)
Taiwan
960
(871)
7.2%
(7.4)
Spain
99
(82)
0.7%
(0.7)
France
533
(521)
4.0%
(4.4)
Poland
77
(47)
0.6%
(0.4)
Germany
498
(433)
3.7%
(3.7)
Singapore
73
(44)
0.5%
(0.4)
Thailand
418
(345)
3.1%
(2.9)
Mexico
64
(45)
0.5%
(0.4)
United Kingdom
306
(325)
2.3%
(2.8)
Switzerland
60
(53)
0.5%
(0.5)
Vietnam
278
(176)
2.1%
(1.5)
Malaysia
59
(57)
0.4%
(0.5)
Indonesia
250
(158)
1.9%
(1.3)
Philippines
56
(43)
0.4%
(0.4)
Australia
201
(203)
1.5%
(1.7)
Mongolia
56
(47)
0.4%
(0.4)
Brazil
189
(49)
1.4%
(0.4)
Norway
49
(60)
0.4%
(0.5)
Sweden
141
(123)
1.1%
(1.0)
India
44
(38)
0.3%
(0.3)
Canada
139
(154)
1.0%
(1.3)
Belgium
44
(39)
0.3%
(0.3)
Italy
133
(120)
1.0%
(1.0)
Others
818
(695)
6.4%
(5.9)
Russia
131
(105)
1.0%
(0.9)
Total
12,774
(11,717)
100.0%
(100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

3. Number of International Students by Gender

(Unit: person)
Gender Number of students % of total
Male
73,751
(70,428)
53.0%
(52.0)
Female
65,434
(65,091)
47.0%
(48.0)
Total
139,185
(135,519)
100.0%
(100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

4. Number of International Students by Institutional Type

(Unit: person)
National Local public Private Total
Number of
students
% of
total
Number of
students
% of
total
Number of
students
% of
total
Number of
students
% of
total
Graduate school
24,646
61.6%
1,743
4.4%
13,590
34.0%
39,979
100.0%
(24,711)
(62.5)
(1,722)
(4.4)
(13,134)
(33.2)
(39,567)
(100.0)
University (undergraduate)
10,844
16.5%
1,755
2.7%
53,266
80.9%
65,865
100.0%
(10,453)
(15.5)
(1,669)
(2.5)
(55,315)
(82.0)
(67,437)
(100.0)
Junior college
0
0.0%
13
0.9%
1,420
99.1%
1,433
100.0%
(0)
(0.0)
(11)
(0.8)
(1,427)
(99.2)
(1,438)
(100.0)
College of technology
408
84.3%
0
0.0%
76
15.7%
484
100.0%
(396)
(85.3)
(0)
(0.0)
(68)
(14.7)
(464)
(100.0)
Professional training college
0
0.0%
10
0.03%
29,217
99.97%
29,227
100.0%
(1)
(0.0)
(13)
(0.05)
(24,572)
(99.94)
(24,586)
(100.0)
University preparatory course
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
2,197
100.0%
2,197
100.0%
(0)
(0.0)
(0)
(0.0)
(2,027)
(100.0)
(2,027)
(100.0)
Total
35,898
25.8%
3,521
2.5%
99,766
71.7%
139,185
100.0%
(35,561)
(26.2)
(3,415)
(2.5)
(96,543)
(71.2)
(135,519)
(100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

5. Number of International Students by Major Field

(Unit: person)
Major field Number of students % of total
Humanities
31,942
(28,605)
22.9%
(21.1)
Social science
51,507
(52,333)
37.0%
(38.6)
Science
2,434
(2,279)
1.7%
(1.7)
Engineering
23,566
(23,242)
16.9%
(17.2)
Agriculture
3,096
(2,973)
2.2%
(2.2)
Health care
3,168
(3,097)
2.3%
(2.3)
Home economics
2,679
(2,759)
1.9%
(2.0)
Education
3,118
(3,143)
2.2%
(2.3)
Arts
5,074
(4,776)
3.6%
(3.5)
Others
12,601
(12,312)
9.1%
(9.1)
Total
139,185
(135,519)
100.0%
(100.0)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

6. Number of international students by region and prefecture of Japan

(Unit: person)
Region Number of students % of total Prefecture Number of students Region Number of students % of total Prefecture Number of students
Hokkaido
2,588
(2,686)
1.9%
(2.0)
Hokkaido
2,588
(2,686)
Kinki
25,878
(25,593)
18.6%
(18.9)
Mie
832
(898)
Shiga
391
(395)
Kyoto
7,470
(7,243)
Osaka
10,853
(10,533)
Hyogo
4,818
(4,901)
Nara
1,171
(1,303)
Tohoku
3,580
(3,271)
2.6%
(2.4)
Aomori
276
(239)
Wakayama
343
(320)
Iwate
308
(319)
Chugoku
6,372
(6,392)
4.6%
(4.7)
Tottori
172
(172)
Miyagi
2,021
(1,848)
Shimane
205
(207)
Akita
416
(372)
Okayama
1,941
(2,029)
Yamagata
241
(224)
Hiroshima
2,586
(2,552)
Fukushima
318
(269)
Yamaguchi
1,468
(1,432)
Kanto
66,658
(63,360)
47.9%
(46.8)
Ibaraki
3,051
(2,658)
Shikoku
1,424
(1,329)
1.0%
(1.0)
Tokushima
310
(322)
Tochigi
1,234
(1,158)
Kagawa
403
(378)
Gunma
1,590
(1,409)
Ehime
514
(450)
Saitama
5,499
(5,760)
Kochi
197
(179)
Chiba
5,115
(4,991)
Kyushu
18,565
(18,411)
13.3%
(13.6)
Fukuoka
10,627
(10,799)
Tokyo
45,280
(42,791)
Saga
252
(274)
Kanagawa
4,889
(4,593)
Nagasaki
1,720
(1,445)
Chubu
14,120
(14,477)
10.1%
(10.7)
Niigata
1,618
(1,562)
Kumamoto
863
(717)
Toyama
529
(556)
Oita
3,245
(3,417
Ishikawa
1,504
(1,534)
Miyazaki
222
(180)
Fukui
307
(280)
Kagoshima
901
(968)
Yamanashi
734
(768)
Okinawa
735
(631)
Nagano
847
(780)
Total 139,185
(135,519)
100.0%
(100.0)
Gifu
1,230
(1,373)
Shizuoka
1,315
(1,410)
Aichi
6,036
(6,214)
( ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2013

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.

7. Number of International Students by Housing(As of May 1,2014)

A. International student housing set up by schools (22,241 students)

National universities
86 schools
9,954 students
Local public universities
28 schools
782 students
Private universities
321 schools
11,505 students

B. International student housing set up by public corporations, etc. (4,650 students)

Student housing set up by JASSO 814 students
Student housing set up by local government 772 students
Student housing set up by public corporations 1,136 students
Public housing 1,380 students
Private company housing 548 students

C. General student housing set up by schools (5,722 students)

National universities
91schools
2,873 students
Local public universities
9 schools
241 students
Private universities
225 schools
2,608 students
Number of International Students by Housing