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Japanese MBA students plummet in US as companies skimp on tuition

Corporations fear employees will go work elsewhere upon receiving degrees

There are fewer Japanese MBA students at top American schools like Stanford University.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The number of Japanese students obtaining master of business administration degrees at elite U.S. universities has dropped by roughly half in the past decade as corporations grow reluctant to finance employees' education for fear of them quitting upon graduation.

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