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The Current Situation of Accepting International Students in Japanese language institutes (As of 2015 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 Change
Asia 54,242 96.3% 10,921
Europe 1,464 2.6% 325
North America 257 0.5% 50
Latin America 112 0.2% 17
Middle East 112 0.2% 28
Africa 83 0.1% 5
Oceania 45 0.1% ▲ 1
Others 2 0.0% 2
Total 56,317 100.0% 11,347

2. Number of International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total Change
China 19,190 34.1% 2,583
Vietnam 18,751 33.3% 3,486
Nepal 7,559 13.4% 2,402
Republic of Korea 1,882 3.3% 45
Taiwan 1,704 3.0% 444
Sri Lanka 1,112 2.0% 602
Myanmar 1,103 2.0% 448
Thailand 622 1.1% 48
Indonesia 605 1.1% 122
Mongolia 493 0.9% 167
Others 3,296 5.9% 1,000
Total 56,317 100.0% 11,347

3. 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  
 
249
(167)
 
 
 
 
0.4%
(0.4%)
 
 
Hokkaido 249 (167) Kinki  
 
6,898
(5,257)
 
 
 
 
 
12.2%
(11.7%)
 
 
 
Mie 169 (73)
Shiga 0 (0)
Kyoto 1,632 (1,370)
Osaka 3,364 (2,735)
Hyogo 1,675 (1,034)
Nara 58 (43)
Tohoku  
 
1,070
(748)
 
 
 
 
1.9%
(1.7%)
 
 
Aomori 0 (0) Wakayama 0 (2)
Iwate 0 (0) Chugoku  
742
(858)
 
 
 
1.3%
(1.9%)
 
 
Tottori 0 (0)
Miyagi 939 (693) Shimane 0 (0)
Akita 0 (0) Okayama 402 (430)
Yamagata 0 (0) Hiroshima 340 (428)
Fukushima 131 (55) Yamaguchi 0 (0)
Kanto  
 
38,830
(30,399)
 
 
 
 
 
68.9%
(67.6%)
 
 
 
Ibaraki 409 (309) Shikoku  
0
(0)
 
 
0.0%
(0.0%)
 
Tokushima 0 (0)
Tochigi 487 (461) Kagawa 0 (0)
Gunma 429 (300) Ehime 0 (0)
Saitama 1,546 (1,235) Kochi 0 (0)
Chiba 2,800 (2,138) Kyushu  
 
 
5,378
(4,671)
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.5%
(10.4%)
 
 
 
Fukuoka 3,718 (3,625)
Tokyo 30,986 (24,623) Saga 213 (194)
Kanagawa 2,173 (1,333) Nagasaki 32 (39)
Chubu  
 
 
3,150
(2,870)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.6%
(6.4%)
 
 
 
 
Niigata 0 (0) Kumamoto 0 (0)
Toyama 31 (14) Oita 117 (96)
Ishikawa 0 (0) Miyazaki 43 (19)
Fukui 0 (0) Kagoshima 102 (60)
Yamanashi 213 (180) Okinawa 1153 (638)
Nagano 223 (233) Total   
56,317
(44,970)
  
  
100.0% 
(100.0) 
  
Gifu 301 (252)
Shizuoka 755 (733)
Aichi 1,627 (1,458)
(   ) 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.

4. Number of international students by Housing(As of May 1,2015)

○Number of international students 56,317 students( Increase of 11,347 students)
○Students in publilc housing 16,917 students(Increase of 2,824 students)

Type
Number of students
change
Public housing 16,917 2,824
 International student housing set up by schools 14,464 2,184
 Internatonal student housing set up by public 
 corporations, etc.
900 494
  Student housing set up by JASSO 6 - 12
  Student housing set up by local government 5 - 7
  Student housing set up by public corporations 142 20
  Public housing 251 170
  Private company housing 496 323
 General student housing set up by schools 1,553 146
Private housing 39,400 8,523
Total 56,317 11,347
Number of international students by housing(As of May 1,2015)