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Education Policies towards the Global Age Japan’s Case in Higher Education

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Internationalizing higher education has been recognized by domestic policy agendas across the globe as important. In addition to the inherent educational and scientific benefit there is a gaining understanding of its impact on the socio-economic scene. Nevertheless, the national scene is important when it comes to internationalizing. In Japan, the industrial and economic progress of neighboring countries serves as a key influence on Japanese policy direction and the internationalization process as a whole. This paper will mainly focus on both the opportunities and issues of the internationalization of higher education in recent Japan.

Keywords: Japan; education policy for higher education; internationalization; student exchange

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • World Studies in Education is a bi-annual, refereed, international journal offering a global overview of significant international and comparative education research. Its focus is on educational reforms and policy affecting institutions in the global economy.

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