3.2.1. In focus: Japan

Date:  Friday 9 October
Time: 10:50AM - 12:05PM
Location: R2/3

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Ms Catherine Paterson, International Education Adviser, Austrade (Australia)

In focus: Japan (1080)

Australia continues to be a popular destination for Japanese students and ELICOS, VET and school enrolments are rebounding. Working holidaymaker visas are also showing positive growth. A central focus of the Japanese Government’s Revitalisation Strategy, ‘Japan is Back’, is the development of its youth into globally competitive human capital. Study abroad and language acquisition programs are seen as key to this goal. For 2014/15 the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) allocated funding for 22,500 short and long-term scholarships for higher education students to study abroad. Opportunities exist across all sectors in Japan – higher education, VET, ELICOS, schools, research, short courses, etc. This session will explore the opportunities and report on the latest trends and market intelligence for Japan.

Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Mr Jarrod Clague, Chief Counsellor, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education ‘Ji-Sedai Leader’ Study Abroad Program, Japan America Academic Center, Japan
Ms Catherine Paterson, International Education Adviser, Austrade, Australia
Ms Karen Sandercok, Branch Manager (A/G), Policy and Systems Branch, International Group, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Australia
Mr Ben Stubbs, Director ELI and Student Mobility, Deakin University, Australia