【News】2019/08/02 Government to Toughen Standards for Japanese Language Schools
On Thursday, Japan's immigration services announced that as of September 1, Japanese language schools will have to meet higher standards in order to continue accepting foreign students. At least 70% of the students must go on to Japanese University or pass outside tests that show their Japanese language is higher than conversation level. This is to prevent cases like the one revealed this year about the Tokyo University of Social Welfare, accepting large numbers of foreign students and not teaching them proper Japanese but also requiring them to work long hours to pay their school fees which resulted in a large number of students to go missing. If the school fails to meet the news standards for 3 consecutive years they will no longer be allowed to accept foreign students.
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