Syrian refugees to study at graduate schools in Japan from autumn
Jiji -- Aug 22
A first batch of 20 Syrian refugees will be admitted to graduate schools in Japan this autumn under a Japanese government initiative announced last year.

In May 2016, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to invite a total of 150 Syrian refugees in five years to study in Japan, in response to the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe. The Japan International Cooperation Agency will handle 100 of the total.

Eleven universities have offered to accept such refugees under the first-year program, including the offering of education in English.

The 11 are Kwansei Gakuin University, Keio University, International University of Japan, Soka University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Hiroshima University, University of Miyazaki, Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and University of the Ryukyus.

News source: Jiji
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