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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 173,303 92.0% 11,387 64.8%
(156,556) (91.5) (10,675) (63.6)
Europe 6,685 3.5% 3,553 20.2%
(6,466) (3.8) (3,453) (20.6)
North America 2,860 1.5% 1,870 10.6%
(2,742) (1.6) (1,802) (10.7)
Africa 2,108 1.1% 90 0.5%
(1,857) (1.1) (113) (0.7)
Middle East 1,453 0.8% 98 0.6%
(1,587) (0.9) (101) (0.6)
Latin America 1,287 0.7% 262 1.5%
(1,293) (0.8) (342) (2.0)
Oceania 685 0.4% 326 1.9%
(618) (0.4) (302) (1.8)
Others 3 0.0% 0 0.0%
(3) (0.0) (0) (0.0)
Total 188,384 100.0% 17,586 100.0%
(171,122) (100.0) (16,788) (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

2.Number of International Students by Nationality

(1)Number of International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total
China 79,502 (75,262) 42.2% (44.0)
Viet Nam 35,489 (28,579) 18.8% (16.7)
Nepal 14,850 (13,456) 7.9% (7.9)
Republic of Korea 13,538 (13,571) 7.2% (7.9)
Taiwan 6,994 (6,401) 3.7% (3.7)
Indonesia 4,235 (3,670) 2.2% (2.1)
Thailand 3,266 (3,185) 1.7% (1.9)
Sri Lanka 3,020 (1,905) 1.6% (1.1)
Malaysia 2,750 (2,581) 1.5% (1.5)
Myanmar 2,686 (2,079) 1.4% (1.2)
United States 2,516 (2,428) 1.3% (1.4)
Bangladesh 1,919 (1,402) 1.0% (0.8)
Mongolia 1,711 (1,495) 0.9% (0.9)
France 1,116 (1,132) 0.6% (0.7)
India 964 (880) 0.5% (0.5)
Philippines 914 (779) 0.5% (0.5)
Germany 831 (836) 0.4% (0.5)
United Kingdom 563 (477) 0.3% (0.3)
Cambodia 560 (467) 0.3% (0.3)
Russian Federation 512 (505) 0.3% (0.3)
Uzbekistan 441 (383) 0.2% (0.2)
Italy 436 (383) 0.2% (0.2)
Australia 411 (387) 0.2% (0.2)
Saudi Arabia 399 (510) 0.2% (0.3)
Brazil 385 (463) 0.2% (0.3)
Singapore 357 (330) 0.2% (0.2)
Canada 344 (314) 0.2% (0.2)
Egypt 342 (332) 0.2% (0.2)
Sweden 311 (307) 0.2% (0.2)
Afghanistan 278 (339) 0.1% (0.2)
Other countries 6,744 (6,284) 3.6% (3.7)
Total 188,384 (171,122) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

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

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total
China 5,901 (5,570) 33.6% (33.2)
Republic of Korea 1,752 (1,572) 10.0% (9.4)
United States 1,698 (1,641) 9.7% (9.8)
Taiwan 1,400 (1,312) 8.0% (7.8)
France 750 (754) 4.3% (4.5)
Germany 619 (631) 3.5% (3.8)
Viet Nam 518 (467) 2.9% (2.8)
Thailand 477 (473) 2.7% (2.8)
United Kingdom 393 (314) 2.2% (1.9)
Indonesia 388 (370) 2.2% (2.2)
Australia 285 (262) 1.6% (1.6)
Italy 249 (220) 1.4% (1.3)
Canada 172 (161) 1.0% (1.0)
Mongolia 164 (77) 0.9% (0.5)
Russian Federation 155 (178) 0.9% (1.1)
Netherlands 155 (127) 0.9% (0.8)
Sweden 154 (135) 0.9% (0.8)
Spain 151 (142) 0.9% (0.8)
Finland 143 (141) 0.8% (0.8)
Nepal 136 (168) 0.8% (1.0)
Singapore 118 (99) 0.7% (0.6)
Malaysia 116 (123) 0.7% (0.7)
Philippines 101 (103) 0.6% (0.6)
Poland 99 (101) 0.6% (0.6)
Mexico 95 (90) 0.5% (0.5)
Brazil 86 (189) 0.5% (1.1)
Norway 77 (59) 0.4% (0.4)
Myanmar 74 (93) 0.4% (0.6)
India 73 (69) 0.4% (0.4)
Turkey 63 (59) 0.4% (0.4)
Others countries 1,024 (1,088) 5.8% (6.5)
Total 17,586 (16,788) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

3.Number of International Students by Gender

(Unit: person)
Gender Number of students % of total
Male 103,992 (94,624) 55.2% (55.3)
Female 84,392 (76,498) 44.8% (44.7)
Total 188,384 (171,122) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

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 29,174 62.9% 1,909 4.1% 15,290 33.0% 46,373 100.0%
(27,153) (62.5) (1,928) (4.4) (14,397) (33.1) (43,478) (100.0)
University (undergraduate) 11,770 19.9% 1,836 3.1% 63,940 82.5% 77,546 100.0%
(11,481) (15.9) (1,670) (2.3) (59,078) (81.8) (72,229) (100.0)
  included intensive courses 0 0.00% 0 0.0% 5,108 100.0% 5,108 100.0%
(1) (0.02) (0) (0.0) (5,330) (99.98) (5,331) (100.0)
included advanced courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 10 100.0% 10 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (106) (100.0) (106) (100.0)
Junior college 0 0.0% 16 0.8% 1,899 99.2% 1,915 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (15) (1.0) (1,515) (99.0) (1,530) (100.0)
  included intensive courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 302 100.0% 302 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (217) (100.0) (217) (100.0)
included advanced courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 9 100.0% 9 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (16) (100.0) (16) (100.0)
College of technology 510 91.2% 0 0.0% 49 8.8% 559 100.0%
(519) (92.0) (0) (0.0) (45) (8.0) (564) (100.0)
  included advanced courses 13 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 13 100.0%
(11) (100.0) (0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (11) (100.0)
Professional training college 0 0.0% 18 0.03% 58,753 99.97% 58,771 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (12) (0.02) (50,223) (99.98) (50,235) (100.0)
University preparatory course 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3,220 100.0% 3,220 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (3,086) (100.0) (3,086) (100.0)
Total 41,454 22.0% 3,779 2.0% 143,151 76.0% 188,384 100.0%
(39,153) (22.9) (3,625) (2.1) (128,344) (75.0) (171,122) (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

5.Number of International Students by Major Field

(Unit: person)
Major field Number of students % of total
Humanities 45,647 (43,041) 24.2% (25.2)
Social science 67,664 (60,947) 35.9% (35.6)
Science 3,452 (2,927) 1.8% (1.7)
Engineering 30,804 (27,793) 16.4% (16.2)
Agriculture 3,739 (3,572) 2.0% (2.1)
Health care 4,356 (3,825) 2.3% (2.2)
Home economics 4,787 (3,910) 2.5% (2.3)
Education 3,221 (3,145) 1.7% (1.8)
Arts 8,432 (7,032) 4.5% (4.1)
Others 16,282 (14,930) 8.6% (8.7)
Total 188,384 (171,122) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

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

(Unit: person)
Region Number of students % of total Prefecture Number of students
Hokkaido 3,155
(2,897)
1.7%
(1.7)
Hokkaido 3,155 (2,897)
Tohoku 4,983
(4,692)
2.6%
(2.7)
Aomori 330 (312)
Iwate 315 (316)
Miyagi 3,021 (2,816)
Akita 431 (456)
Yamagata 265 (261)
Fukushima 621 (531)
Kanto 96,024
(86,663)
51.0%
(50.6)
Ibaraki 4,981 (5,343)
Tochigi 2,267 (1,830)
Gunma 5,330 (4,101)
Saitama 7,490 (6,476)
Chiba 7,789 (6,775)
Tokyo 60,768 (55,441)
Kanagawa 7,399 (6,697)
Chubu 16,947
(15,986)
9.0%
(9.3)
Niigata 2,266 (2,063)
Toyama 591 (542)
Ishikawa 1,919 (1,756)
Fukui 391 (342)
Yamanashi 721 (698)
Nagano 1,136 (1,102)
Gifu 1,410 (1,352)
Shizuoka 1,604 (1,393)
Aichi 6,909 (6,738)
Kinki 34,374
(30,518)
18.2%
(17.8)
Mie 967 (865)
Shiga 433 (412)
Kyoto 9,031 (8,368)
Osaka 15,600 (13,365)
Hyogo 6,876 (6,070)
Nara 1,098 (1,080)
Wakayama 369 (358)
Chugoku 9,130
(8,155)
4.8%
(4.8)
Tottori 196 (191)
Shimane 269 (243)
Okayama 2,598 (2,442)
Hiroshima 3,594 (3,074)
Yamaguchi 2,473 (2,205)
Shikoku 1,562
(1,599)
0.8%
(0.9)
Tokushima 375 (328)
Kagawa 476 (518)
Ehime 499 (530)
Kochi 212 (223)
Kyushu 22,209
(20,612)
11.8%
(12.0)
Fukuoka 12,813 (11,717)
Saga 305 (245)
Nagasaki 1,828 (1,712)
Kumamoto 1,114 (986)
Oita 3,552 (3,561)
Miyazaki 487 (387)
Kagoshima 939 (890)
Okinawa 1,171 (1,114)
Total 188,384
(171,122)
100.0%
(100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2016

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, 2017)

○Total number of international students 188,384 students (Increase of 17,262 students)

○Students in public housing  41,279 students (Increase of 2,054 students)
Type Number of students
Public housing     41,279
  International student housing set up by schools   30,410
    National : 89 schools 12,653
    Local public : 36 schools 890
    Private : 382 schools 16,867
  International student housing set up by public corporations, etc. 5,001
    Student housing set up by JASSO 967
    Student housing set up by local government 896
    Student housing set up by public corporations 1,264
    Public housing   1,267
    Private company housing 607
  General student housing set up by schools 5,868
    National : 93 schools 2,814
    Local public : 11 schools 241
    Private : 226 schools 2,813
Private housing 147,105
Total 188,384

Number of International Students by Housing