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The Current Situation of Accepting International Students in Japanese Language Institutes (As of May 1, 2016)

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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 66,071 96.9% 11,829
Europe 1,520 2.2% 56
North America 267 0.4% 10
Latin America 97 0.1% ▲ 15
Middle East 87 0.1% ▲ 25
Africa 75 0.1% ▲ 8
Oceania 45 0.1% 0
Others 3 0.0% 1
Total 68,165 100.0% 11,848

2. Number of International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total Change
Vietnam 25,228 37.0% 6,477
China 23,221 34.1% 4,031
Nepal 6,015 8.8% ▲ 1,544
Sri Lanka 2,071 3.0% 959
Taiwan 1,929 2.8% 225
Republic of Korea 1,886 2.8% 4
Myanmar 1,772 2.6% 669
Indonesia 960 1.4% 355
Mongolia 689 1.0% 196
Thailand 657 1.0% 35
Others 3,737 5.5% 441
Total 68,165 100.0% 11,848

3. Number of International Students by Region and Prefecture of Japan

(Unit: person)
Region Number of students % of total Prefecture Number of students
Hokkaido 344
(249)
0.5%
(0.4)
Hokkaido 344 (249)
Tohoku 1,200
(1,070)
1.8%
(1.9)
Aomori 0 (0)
Iwate 0 (0)
Miyagi 1,059 (939)
Akita 0 (0)
Yamagata 0 (0)
Fukushima 141 (131)
Kanto 46,264
(38,830)
67.9%
(68.9)
Ibaraki 480 (409)
Tochigi 805 (487)
Gunma 188 (429)
Saitama 2,278 (1,546)
Chiba 3,369 (2,800)
Tokyo 37,093 (30,986)
Kanagawa 2,051 (2,173)
Chubu 3,858
(3,150)
5.7%
(5.6)
Niigata 0 (0)
Toyama 81 (31)
Ishikawa 0 (0)
Fukui 0 (0)
Yamanashi 272 (213)
Nagano 290 (223)
Gifu 373 (301)
Shizuoka 939 (755)
Aichi 1,903 (1,627)
Kinki 9,877
(6,898)
14.5%
(12.2)
Mie 154 (169)
Shiga 0 (0)
Kyoto 2,185 (1,632)
Osaka 5,046 (3,364)
Hyogo 2,415 (1,675)
Nara 77 (58)
Wakayama 0 (0)
Chugoku 928
(742)
1.4%
(1.3)
Tottori 0 (0)
Shimane 0 (0)
Okayama 487 (402)
Hiroshima 441 (340)
Yamaguchi 0 (0)
Shikoku 14
(0)
0.02%
(0.0)
Tokushima 0 (0)
Kagawa 0 (0)
Ehime 14 (0)
Kochi 0 (0)
Kyushu 5,680
(5,378)
8.3%
(9.5)
Fukuoka 4,038 (3,718)
Saga 301 (213)
Nagasaki 53 (32)
Kumamoto 0 (0)
Oita 74 (117)
Miyazaki 35 (43)
Kagoshima 115 (102)
Okinawa 1,064 (1,153)
Total 68,165
(56,317)
100.0%
(100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2015

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 1,2016)

○Number of international students 68,165 students( Increase of 11,848 students)
○Students in publilc housing 19,607 students(Increase of 2,690 students)

Type
Number of students
change
Public housing 19,607 2,690
 International student housing set up by schools 17,663 3,199
 Internatonal student housing set up by public 
 corporations, etc.
560 - 340
  Student housing set up by JASSO 0 - 6
  Student housing set up by local government 0 - 5
  Student housing set up by public corporations 177 35
  Public housing 159 - 92
  Private company housing 224 - 272
 General student housing set up by schools 1,384 - 169
Private housing 48,558 9,158
Total 68,165 11,848
Number of international students by housing(As of May 1,2016)