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Foreign student exodus / At least 4,330 have left due to quake, nuclear fears : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE The Daily Yomiuri

Wimps! And yet again, we see the power of family pressure to leave. According to my painstaking research (viz. 10 mins of TV + reading a coupla online news articles), I’ve concluded that the #1 reason most gaijin left Japan was because of pressure from family outside Japan. My emphasis.

The massive March 11 earthquake and radiation leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have scared away at least 4,330 foreign students who were enrolled at 71 universities in Japan, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.This figure includes students who have left Japan earlier than scheduled, as well as those who canceled visits to this country for admission to colleges and universities here. The affected universities are not only in the disaster-hit region but also in the Tokyo metropolitan area and western Japan. The Yomiuri survey covered 71 universities with a sizable foreign student roll.Sophia University is one such university. “It seems students have been told by their parents not to go to Japan, although they want to do so,”

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Universities Call off Japan Study Abroad Programs – BusinessWeek

Bad news for Japanese universities with large foreign contingents. Not entirely unexpected, of course, but still another over-reaction, perhaps? Unless the university concerned happened to be next to the Fukushima nuclear reactor or in the earthquake/tsunami-hit area, of course.

In the last week or two, U.S. universities have been frantically working to get students studying in Japan back safely to the U.S. Now, those with ties to Japan are turning their attention to the future, with many canceling planned spring study abroad programs in the tsunami-and earthquake-ravaged country. The move comes as the U.S. State Department again urged travelers this week to avoid Japan, where workers are still battling a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility.

Here’s a list of some of the programs that have been called off:

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