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Japan's foreign students struggle to stay and study amid pandemic

Vanishing part-time jobs upends government strategy to recruit young talent

The number of foreign students in Japan has increased to 310,000 in 2019, from 164,000 in 2011. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- A day after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on April 7, Maya was furloughed by her employer.

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