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In contrast with the dwindling number of Japanese exchange students, as covered in part 1 of this series, more Americans studied in Japan in 2009 than ever before; 5,784 contributed to a steady upward trend. The number of US students in Japan has increased 57% over the...
Nearly 5,800 Americans studied in Japan in the 2008/2009 academic year, the highest number ever, according to the 2010 Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education. The number is 1.3% greater than the previous year, continuing an upward trend....
Contacts between the Japanese and US intellectual community have been in decline over the past decade according to a new report entitled “Reinvigorating US-Japan Policy Dialogue and Study” released by the Japan Center for International Exchange. A direct...

Pakistan to replace Indonesia as country with largest Muslim population by 2030

by Aaron Siirila
The world’s Muslim population is projected to grow at twice the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, increasing by 35% to 2.2 billion people in 2030, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. However, the growth rate for Muslim populations over the...

New students data: China grows by 30%

by Aaron Siirila
International student enrollment in the United States in the 2009-10 academic year increased by a modest 3% from the previous year according to the Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education. The number of students from China increased by an...
The US-Japan relationship is deep and multilayered but needs reinvigoration or it faces a “quiet crisis” of ineffectiveness, said panelists at a public seminar on November 6 entitled, “US-Japan Relations: Past, Present and Future,” at Doshisha University in...
The Japan Matters for America / America Matters for Japan project was officially launched in Tokyo on November 4 at a public seminar co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the East-West Center. The seminar, entitled, “Cooperation or Interdependence: An...

ASEAN Secretariat Features Project

by Aaron Siirila
Calling the project, “simple, readable, yet impressive,” Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, launched the ASEAN Matters for America project with Dr Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington, on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the ASEAN...

Initiative Launches in Singapore at ISEAS

by Aaron Siirila
On Monday, June 7, the ASEAN Matters for America/ America Matters for ASEAN project was formally launched in Southeast Asia at the headquarters of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore. The project is a joint collaboration between the East-West...

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