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Foreign students prepare for careers with study in Tokyo

For many, Japan is increasingly becoming the destination of choice to learn trades and skills

"What I have made so far I probably couldn't have done had I stayed in Sweden," says this student who just wrapped up three years at a fashion school in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Tokyo is increasingly becoming the destination of choice for students from around the world.

In 2012, just over 160,000 foreign students came to study in Japan. By 2017, this number had soared to more than 260,000, a record high, according to the Japan Student Services Organization. At least 100,000 of these were in Tokyo.

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