"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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ISSN 0321-5075. Published since July 1957.

"Asia and Africa today" № 11 2020





Аuthor Larisa V. ZHILINA
PhD (History), Associate Professor, Chair of Foreign Languages for Special Purposes, F.M.Dostoevsky Omsk State University ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Abstract:   While Japanese universities are struggling to cope with the consequences of the outbreak of coronavirus, experts and representatives of the universities administration unanimously say that shortly after the announcement by Prime Minister S. Abe of the closure of all schools and universities in Japan on March 2, 2020, the situation rapidly grew into a serious crisis in Japanese education. What mechanisms are involved and what else will need to be used by both university administrations and the Japanese government to get out of this protracted change?
   The current reality of the intra-regional international student mobility in Asia since the turn of the 21st century is a result of the rapid growth of international students in Asia. That growth has mostly resulted from the staggering influx and circulation of students in Asia, primarily amongst China, South Korea, Japan, and the ASEAN countries. But in the conditions of lockdown announced by the government in April 2020, a lot of international students, Universities and Japanese language schools (training new applicants for Japanese Universities) have been in a difficult situation. Using the results of students’ opinion polls and monitoring the Japanese media this study aims to identify what challenges of Universities, students and Japanese system of higher education has been being faced during lockdown. Based on these findings, this article predicts that without targeted support and legislative changes in the interaction of the Japanese education system with the state and society, difficult times will await it in the future.
Keywords: Japanese universities, pandemic, problems, student assistance
Pages 42-47