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November 30, 2006

Japan Universities to Seek out More Indian Students?

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Japan's Science Minister, noted on a recent trip to India that Japan was interested in expanding the number of university courses offered in English. According to the Minister, "I have suggested that at least 20 percent of courses being offered in University of Tokyo be taught in English so that more students from India and other countries can join them." His remarks were made to the Indo Asian News Service on Wednesday. At a time when most universities in Japan are facing struggles to lure enough students in the future, the idea of attracting young undergraduate minds from foreign countries may very well be growing in popularity.

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