A record-high 34,335 foreign students at public schools in Japan required Japanese-language training as of May last year,an increase in foreign workers in the country, an education ministry survey showed June 13.
The figure as of May 1, 2016,the 30,000 for the first time since comparable data became in fiscal 1991. The ministry attributed the rise to a larger number of workers entering Japan, which is seeking manpower in the to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: June 23, 2017