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[10 May 2020 | Comments Off on Foreign students in Japan struggle to stay and study amid Covid-19 pandemic | ]

Japan had opened up to foreign students since it sought to expand its skilled workforce in the situation of an aging society. According to the Japan Student Services Organization, the number of foreign students in the country reached above 310,000 in 2019, up from 164,000 in 2011, and exceeding a national government goal of attracting 300,000 by 2020.

This rapid growth was almost achieved by the increase of self-supported students from other Asian countries, particularly from poor ones.

Now that the government policy is being tested as Covid-19 pandemic changes the retail …

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[10 Apr 2020 | Comments Off on Students facing declines in summer work due to coronavirus | ]

Valuable job opportunities for students are drying up since coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the employment market all over the country.

Summer work terms, internships, practicums, co-op placements designed to help students enter the workforce are disappearing since almost all companies slash expenses and reduce the number of workers.

Director of career services at Mount Royal University (Canada), Sarah Imran, said she has witnessed the university’s student job postings drop by 60 to 70%.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that the government will cover a total of 100% of wages for …