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Japan immigration

As 1,600 foreigners go missing, school barred from accepting more

Tokyo University of Social Welfare aggressively recruited international students

The Tokyo University of Social Welfare had actively recruited foreign students. (Photo by Toshiki Sasazu)

TOKYO -- A Tokyo school has been barred from accepting foreign students to its pre-college program following a revelation that it has lost track of 1,600 students, Japan's government announced on Tuesday.

The scandal at Tokyo University of Social Welfare shows that Japan's foreign student program is ripe for exploitation.

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