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Japanese Universities with the Most International Students

We visualize the Japanese universities with the most international students.

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Japanese Universities with the Most International Students

The following bar graph shows the Japanese universities with the most international students.

Source: PDF from JASSO

Some of the most famous and respected universities in Japan—Waseda University, University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, etc.—rank very high in this list. However, this doesn't seem unique to Japan, with many of the top universities in the United States having a large number of international students as well.

There were 82 national universities, 91 public universities, and 592 private universities as of 20201.

This means that only about 10% of the universities in Japan are national universities, but 11 out of the 30 universities with the most international students are national universities.

If we look at the location of these universities, we can see that universities with the most international students are generally either national universities across Japan, or private universities in areas with large populations such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka2.

Coordinates from Wikipedia

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Software Used

R: ggplot2, leaflet

Footnotes

1: These numbers might be slightly different depending on the definition used.

2: This map uses coordinates from Wikipedia for each university, so some of these universities may have a campus in other parts of the country.

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