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The Current Situation of Accepting International Students in Higher Education Institutions (As of May 1, 2015)

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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 138,930
(127,399)
91.4%
(91.5)
9,110
(7,908)
61.6%
(61.9)
Europe 5,804
(5,231)
3.8%
(3.8)
3,111
(2,705)
21.0%
(21.2)
North America 2,521
(2,285)
1.7%
(1.6)
1,679
(1,452)
11.3%
(11.4)
Middle East 1,520
(1,366)
1.0%
(1.0)
98
(83)
0.7%
(0.6)
Africa 1,447
(1,209)
1.0%
(0.9)
125
(90)
0.8%
(0.7)
Latin America 1,257
(1,167)
0.8%
(0.8)
376
(306)
2.5%
(2.4)
Oceania 581
(528)
0.4%
(0.4)
293
(230)
2.0%
(1.8)
Others 2
(0)
0.0%
(0.0)
1
(0)
0.0%
(0.0)
Total 152,062
(139,185)
100.0%
(100.0)
14,793
(12,774)
100.0%
(100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

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 74,921 (77,792) 49.3% (55.9) Philippines 647 (546) 0.4% (0.4)
Vietnam 20,131 (11,174) 13.2% (8.0) Saudi Arabia 551 (562) 0.4% (0.4)
Republic of Korea 13,397 (13,940) 8.8% (10.0) Brazil 481 (437) 0.3% (0.3)
Nepal 8,691 (5,291) 5.7% (3.8) Russia 451 (404) 0.3% (0.3)
Taiwan 5,610 (4,971) 3.7% (3.6) Cambodia 426 (368) 0.3% (0.3)
Indonesia 2,995 (2,705) 2.0% (1.9) United Kingdom 426 (454) 0.3% (0.3)
Thailand 2,904 (2,676) 1.9% (1.9) Australia 365 (308) 0.2% (0.2)
Malaysia 2,460 (2,361) 1.6% (1.7) Uzbekistan 335 (274) 0.2% (0.2)
U.S.A 2,223 (1,975) 1.5% (1.4) Italy 320 (258) 0.2% (0.2)
Myanmar 1,652 (1,280) 1.1% (0.9) Afghanistan 307 (213) 0.2% (0.2)
Mongolia 1,350 (1,222) 0.9% (0.9) Canada 298 (310) 0.2% (0.2)
Sri Lanka 1,200 (902) 0.8% (0.6) Singapore 282 (260) 0.2% (0.2)
Bangladesh 1,015 (825) 0.7% (0.6) Egypt 280 (258) 0.2% (0.2)
France 964 (833) 0.6% (0.6) Sweden 280 (301) 0.2% (0.2)
Germany 804 (674) 0.5% (0.5) Others 5,523 (4,989) 3.6% (3.6)
India 773 (622) 0.5% (0.4) Total 152,062 (139,185) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

(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 4,810 (4,172) 32.5% (32.7) Sweden 131 (141) 0.9% (1.1)
U.S.A 1,532 (1,313) 10.4% (10.3) Spain 114 (99) 0.8% (0.8)
Republic of Korea 1,347 (1,290) 9.1% (10.1) Finland 113 (114) 0.8% (0.9)
Taiwan 1,130 (960) 7.6% (7.5) Netherlands 113 (106) 0.8% (0.8)
France 625 (533) 4.2% (4.2) Philippines 108 (56) 0.7% (0.4)
Germany 618 (498) 4.2% (3.9) Poland 105 (77) 0.7% (0.6)
Thailand 441 (418) 3.0% (3.3) Malaysia 89 (59) 0.6% (0.5)
Vietnam 360 (278) 2.4% (2.2) Mexico 84 (64) 0.6% (0.5)
Indonesia 295 (250) 2.0% (2.0) Singapore 79 (73) 0.5% (0.6)
United Kingdam 288 (306) 1.9% (2.4) Norway 65 (49) 0.4% (0.4)
Australia 258 (201) 1.7% (1.6) Myanmar 63 (33) 0.4% (0.3)
Brazil 223 (189) 1.5% (1.5) Mongolia 57 (56) 0.4% (0.4)
Italy 177 (133) 1.2% (1.0) India 51 (44) 0.3% (0.3)
Nepal 155 (103) 1.0% (0.8) Belgium 51 (44) 0.3% (0.3)
Canada 147 (139) 1.0% (1.1) Others 1,020 (845) 6.9% (6.6)
Russia 144 (131) 1.0% (1.0) Total 14,793 (12,774) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

3.Number of International Students by Gender

(Unit: person)
Gender Number of students % of total
Male 82,599 (73,751) 54.3% (53.0)
Female 69,463 (65,434) 45.7% (47.0)
Total 152,062 (139,185) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

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 25,532 61.7% 1,812 4.4% 14,052 33.9% 41,396 100.0%
(24,646) (61.6) (1,743) (4.4) (13,590) (34.0) (39,979) (100.0)
University (undergraduate) 11,024 16.3% 1,737 2.6% 54,711 81.1% 67,472 100.0%
(10,844) (16.5) (1,755) (2.7) (53,266) (80.9) (65,865) (100.0)
Junior college 0 0.0% 13 0.9% 1,401 99.1% 1,414 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (13) (0.9) (1,420) (99.1) (1,433) (100.0)
College of technology 460 88.6% 0 0.0% 59 11.4% 519 100.0%
(408) (84.3) (0) (0.0) (76) (15.7) (484) (100.0)
Professional training college 0 0.0% 6 0.02% 38,648 99.98% 38,654 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (10) (0.03) (29,217) (99.97) (29,227) (100.0)
University preparatory course 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2,607 100.0% 2,607 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (2,197) (100.0) (2,197) (100.0)
Total 37,016 24.3% 3,568 2.3% 111,478 73.3% 152,062 100.0%
(35,898) (25.8) (3,521) (2.5) (99,766) (71.7) (139,185) (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

5.Number of International Students by Major Field

(Unit: person)
Major field Number of students % of total
Humanities 37,777 (31,942) 24.8% (22.9)
Social science 55,075 (51,507) 36.2% (37.0)
Science 2,693 (2,434) 1.8% (1.7)
Engineering 24,665 (23,566) 16.2% (16.9)
Agriculture 3,387 (3,096) 2.2% (2.2)
Health care 3,368 (3,168) 2.2% (2.3)
Home economics 3,378 (2,679) 2.2% (1.9)
Education 3,150 (3,118) 2.1% (2.2)
Arts 5,575 (5,074) 3.7% (3.6)
Others 12,994 (12,601) 8.5% (9.1)
Total 152,062 (139,185) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

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  
 
2,725
(2,588)
 
 
 
 
1.8%
(1.9)
 
 
Hokkaido 2,725 (2,588) Kinki  
 
27,593
(25,878)
 
 
 
 
 
18.1%
(18.6)
 
 
 
Mie 840 (832)
Shiga 423 (391)
Kyoto 7,667 (7,470)
Osaka 11,916 (10,853)
Hyogo 5,332 (4,818)
Nara 1,078 (1,171)
Tohoku  
 
3,980
(3,580)
 
 
 
 
2.6%
(2.6)
 
 
Aomori 311 (276) Wakayama 337 (343)
Iwate 323 (308) Chugoku  
7,139
(6,372)
 
 
 
4.7%
(4.6)
 
 
Tottori 188 (172)
Miyagi 2,273 (2,021) Shimane 228 (205)
Akita 460 (416) Okayama 2,102 (1,941)
Yamagata 239 (241) Hiroshima 2,789 (2,586)
Fukushima 374 (318) Yamaguchi 1,832 (1,468)
Kanto  
 
75,948
(66,658)
 
 
 
 
 
49.9%
(47.9)
 
 
 
Ibaraki 4,426 (3,051) Shikoku  
1,578
(1,424)
 
 
1.0%
(1.0)
 
Tokushima 293 (310)
Tochigi 1,575 (1,234) Kagawa 442 (403)
Gunma 2,338 (1,590) Ehime 628 (514)
Saitama 5,822 (5,499) Kochi 215 (197)
Chiba 5,475 (5,115) Kyushu  
 
 
18,302
(18,565)
 
 
 
 
 
 
12.0%
(13.3)
 
 
 
Fukuoka 9,948 (10,627)
Tokyo 50,557 (45,280) Saga 229 (252)
Kanagawa 5,755 (4,889) Nagasaki 1,648 (1,720)
Chubu  
 
 
14,797
(14,120)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.7%
(10.1)
 
 
 
 
Niigata 1,768 (1,618) Kumamoto 986 (863)
Toyama 527 (529) Oita 3,420 (3,245)
Ishikawa 1,537 (1,504) Miyazaki 257 (222)
Fukui 295 (307) Kagoshima 877 (901)
Yamanashi 690 (734) Okinawa 937 (735)
Nagano 1,004 (847)  Total   
152,062
(139,185)
  
  
100.0% 
(100.0) 
  
Gifu 1,278 (1,230)
Shizuoka 1,307 (1,315)
Aichi 6,391 (6,036)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2014

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, 2015)


A. International student housing set up by schools (25,419 students)
National universities
88 schools
10,991 students
Local public universities
32 schools
890 students
Private universities
337 schools
13,538 students

B. International student housing set up by public corporations, etc. (4,692 students)
Student housing set up by JASSO 946 students
Student housing set up by local government 780 students
Student housing set up by public corporations 1,173 students
Public housing 1,301 students
Private company housing 492 students

C. General student housing set up by schools (4,984 students)
National universities
93 schools
2,341 students
Local public universities
8 schools
227 students
Private universities
214 schools
2,416 students
Number of International Students by Housing