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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 192,935 92.4% 12,058 64.6%
(173,303) (92.0) (11,387) (64.8)
Europe 7,250 3.5% 3,751 20.1%
(6,685) (3.5) (3,553) (20.2)
North America 3,016 1.4% 2,001 10.7%
(2,860) (1.5) (1,870) (10.6)
Africa 2,223 1.1% 110 0.6%
(2,108) (1.1) (90) (0.5)
Latin America 1,364 0.7% 326 1.7%
(1,287) (0.7) (262) (1.5)
Middle East 1,363 0.7% 101 0.5%
(1,453) (0.8) (98) (0.6)
Oceania 742 0.4% 326 1.7%
(685) (0.4) (326) (1.9)
Others 8 0.0% 0 0.0%
(3) (0.0) (0) (0.0)
Total 208,901 100.0% 18,673 100.0%
(188,384) (100.0) (17,586) (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

2.Number of International Students by Nationality

(1)Number of International Students by Nationality

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total
China 86,439 (79,502) 41.4% (42.2)
Viet Nam 42,083 (35,489) 20.1% (18.8)
Nepal 15,329 (14,850) 7.3% (7.9)
Republic Of Korea 14,557 (13,538) 7.0% (7.2)
Taiwan 7,423 (6,994) 3.6% (3.7)
Indonesia 4,719 (4,235) 2.3% (2.2)
Sri Lanka 4,429 (3,020) 2.1% (1.6)
Myanmar 3,385 (2,686) 1.6% (1.4)
Thailand 3,241 (3,266) 1.6% (1.7)
Malaysia 2,897 (2,750) 1.4% (1.5)
United States 2,596 (2,516) 1.2% (1.3)
Bangladesh 2,444 (1,919) 1.2% (1.0)
Mongolia 1,965 (1,711) 0.9% (0.9)
France 1,221 (1,116) 0.6% (0.6)
Philippines 1,184 (914) 0.6% (0.5)
India 1,163 (964) 0.6% (0.5)
Germany 877 (831) 0.4% (0.4)
Uzbekistan 705 (441) 0.3% (0.2)
Cambodia 663 (560) 0.3% (0.3)
United Kingdom 629 (563) 0.3% (0.3)
Russian Federation 548 (512) 0.3% (0.3)
Italy 474 (436) 0.2% (0.2)
Canada 420 (344) 0.2% (0.2)
Brazil 416 (385) 0.2% (0.2)
Australia 403 (411) 0.2% (0.2)
Singapore 366 (357) 0.2% (0.2)
Egypt 339 (342) 0.2% (0.2)
Saudi Arabia 332 (399) 0.2% (0.2)
Mexico 315 (274) 0.2% (0.1)
Spain 272 (270) 0.1% (0.1)
Other countries 7,067 (6,789) 3.4% (3.6)
Total 208,901 (188,384) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

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

(Unit: person)
Country/region Number of students % of total
China 6,361 (5,901) 34.1% (33.6)
Republic Of Korea 1,934 (1,752) 10.4% (10.0)
United States 1,780 (1,698) 9.5% (9.7)
Taiwan 1,562 (1,400) 8.4% (8.0)
France 837 (750) 4.5% (4.3)
Germany 653 (619) 3.5% (3.5)
Viet Nam 529 (518) 2.8% (2.9)
Thailand 467 (477) 2.5% (2.7)
United Kingdom 438 (393) 2.3% (2.2)
Indonesia 364 (388) 1.9% (2.2)
Australia 285 (285) 1.5% (1.6)
Italy 251 (249) 1.3% (1.4)
Canada 221 (172) 1.2% (1.0)
Russian Federation 176 (155) 0.9% (0.9)
Netherlands 157 (155) 0.8% (0.9)
Spain 143 (151) 0.8% (0.9)
Sweden 138 (154) 0.7% (0.9)
Mexico 130 (95) 0.7% (0.5)
Finland 130 (143) 0.7% (0.8)
Singapore 118 (118) 0.6% (0.7)
Malaysia 115 (116) 0.6% (0.7)
Brazil 109 (86) 0.6% (0.5)
Mongolia 106 (164) 0.6% (0.9)
Nepal 101 (136) 0.5% (0.8)
India 92 (73) 0.5% (0.4)
Philippines 90 (101) 0.5% (0.6)
Poland 90 (99) 0.5% (0.6)
Switzerland 76 (55) 0.4% (0.3)
Norway 69 (77) 0.4% (0.4)
Turkey 67 (63) 0.4% (0.4)
Other countries 1,084 (1,043) 5.8% (5.9)
Total 18,673 (17,586) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

3.Number of International Students by Gender

(Unit: person)
Gender Number of students % of total
Male 115,301 (103,992) 55.2% (55.2)
Female 93,600 (84,392) 44.8% (44.8)
Total 208,901 (188,384) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

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 31,715 63.2% 2,043 4.1% 16,426 32.7% 50,184 100.0%
(29,174) (62.9) (1,909) (4.1) (15,290) (33.0) (46,373) (100.0)
University (undergraduate) 12,554 14.8% 1,855 2.2% 70,448 83.0% 84,857 100.0%
(11,770) (15.2) (1,836) (2.4) (63,940) (82.5) (77,546) (100.0)
  included intensive courses 6 0.1% 0 0.0% 5,584 99.9% 5,590 100.0%
(0) (0.00) (0) (0.0) (5,108) (100.00) (5,108) (100.0)
  included advanced courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 7 100.0% 7 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (10) (100.0) (10) (100.0)
Junior college 0 0.0% 19 0.8% 2,420 99.2% 2,439 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (16) (0.8) (1,899) (99.2) (1,915) (100.0)
  included intensive courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 479 100.0% 479 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (302) (100.0) (302) (100.0)
  included advanced courses 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 10 100.0% 10 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (9) (100.0) (9) (100.0)
College of technology 467 91.6% 0 0.0% 43 8.4% 510 100.0%
(510) (91.2) (0) (0.0) (49) (8.8) (559) (100.0)
  included advanced courses 9 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 9 100.0%
(13) (100.0) (0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (13) (100.0)
Professional training college 0 0.0% 19 0.03% 67,456 99.97% 67,475 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (18) (0.03) (58,753) (99.97) (58,771) (100.0)
University preparatory course 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3,436 100.0% 3,436 100.0%
(0) (0.0) (0) (0.0) (3,220) (100.0) (3,220) (100.0)
Total 44,736 21.4% 3,936 1.9% 160,229 76.7% 208,901 100.0%
(41,454) (22.0) (3,779) (2.0) (143,151) (76.0) (188,384) (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

5.Number of International Students by Major Field

(Unit: person)
Major field Number of students % of total
Humanities 50,121 (45,647) 24.0% (24.2)
Social science 74,037 (67,664) 35.4% (35.9)
Science 3,981 (3,452) 1.9% (1.8)
Engineering 35,463 (30,804) 17.0% (16.4)
Agriculture 3,984 (3,739) 1.9% (2.0)
Health care 5,027 (4,356) 2.4% (2.3)
Home economics 5,083 (4,787) 2.4% (2.5)
Education 3,541 (3,221) 1.7% (1.7)
Arts 10,219 (8,432) 4.9% (4.5)
Others 17,445 (16,282) 8.4% (8.6)
Total 208,901 (188,384) 100.0% (100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

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

(Unit: person)
Region Number of students % of total Prefecture Number of students
Hokkaido 3,614
(3,155)
1.7%
(1.7)
Hokkaido 3,614 (3,155)
Tohoku 5,268
(4,983)
2.5%
(2.6)
Aomori 382 (330)
Iwate 360 (315)
Miyagi 3,136 (3,021)
Akita 427 (431)
Yamagata 293 (265)
Fukushima 670 (621)
Kanto 107,085
(96,024)
51.3%
(51.0)
Ibaraki 5,299 (4,981)
Tochigi 2,377 (2,267)
Gunma 6,962 (5,330)
Saitama 8,643 (7,490)
Chiba 8,526 (7,789)
Tokyo 67,297 (60,768)
Kanagawa 7,981 (7,399)
Chubu 18,271
(16,947)
8.7%
(9.0)
Niigata 2,296 (2,266)
Toyama 605 (591)
Ishikawa 1,942 (1,919)
Fukui 420 (391)
Yamanashi 707 (721)
Nagano 1,291 (1,136)
Gifu 1,463 (1,410)
Shizuoka 1,879 (1,604)
Aichi 7,668 (6,909)
Kinki 38,687
(34,374)
18.5%
(18.2)
Mie 1,072 (967)
Shiga 489 (433)
Kyoto 10,299 (9,031)
Osaka 17,376 (15,600)
Hyogo 7,791 (6,876)
Nara 1,221 (1,098)
Wakayama 439 (369)
Chugoku 10,437
(9,130)
5.0%
(4.8)
Tottori 211 (196)
Shimane 308 (269)
Okayama 2,838 (2,598)
Hiroshima 4,365 (3,594)
Yamaguchi 2,715 (2,473)
Shikoku 1,780
(1,562)
0.9%
(0.8)
Tokushima 441 (375)
Kagawa 547 (476)
Ehime 585 (499)
Kochi 207 (212)
Kyushu 23,759
(22,209)
11.4%
(11.8)
Fukuoka 13,669 (12,813)
Saga 399 (305)
Nagasaki 1,954 (1,828)
Kumamoto 1,159 (1,114)
Oita 3,733 (3,552)
Miyazaki 552 (487)
Kagoshima 1,055 (939)
Okinawa 1,238 (1,171)
Total 208,901
(188,384)
100%
(100.0)
(   ) indicates figures as of May 1, 2017

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, 2018)

○Total number of international students 208,901 students (Increase of 20,517students)

○Students in public housing  44,283 studendents (Increase of 3,004 students)
Type Number of students
Public housing 44,283
International student housing set up by schools   33,534
National : 89 schools 13,787
  Local public : 35 schools 882
  Private : 391 schools 18,865
International student housing set up by public corporations, etc. 4,908
  Student housing set up by JASSO 747
  Student housing set up by local government 1,022
  Student housing set up by public corporations 1,234
  Public housing  1,344
  Private company housing 561
General student housing set up by schools 5,841
  National : 92 schools 2,490
  Local public : 11 schools 231
  Private : 227 schools 3,120
Private housing 164,618
Total 208,901

Number of International Students by Housing