Number of Japanese students at U.S. colleges dips 1.2%
Japan Times -- Nov 17
Japanese students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities decreased by 1.2 percent to around 19,000 in the 2013-2014 academic year, although they remained the seventh-most numerous in the country, the New York-based Institute of International Education said Monday.

Japanese accounted for 2.2 percent of the roughly 886,000 foreign students in U.S. colleges in the year that began in autumn 2013, the nonprofit organization said.

Japan was the leading dispatcher of foreign students to the United States from 1994 to 1999, with the number peaking at around 47,000 in the 1997-1998 academic year.

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