Breakdown of short-term international students Japan 2018, by nationality

The statistics illustrates the distribution of short-term international students in Japan as of 2018, broken down by nationality. During the surveyed period, Chinese students accounted for the largest share of short-term international students in Japan, with over 34 percent. Students from South Korea formed the second largest group with around ten percent.

Distribution of short-term international students in Japan in 2018, by nationality

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

as of May 1, 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, 'short-term international student' refers to a student from a foreign country who is receiving education in Japan for a period of one year or less. The purpose of a student is not necessarily to obtain a degree but rather to study at a Japanese university, to experience Japanese culture, or to master the Japanese language.

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