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Foreign nursing students in Japan puzzle over scholarship terms

Obligation to work after graduation often misunderstood

Vietnamese students consult with lawyers over their disputes with the schools in April.

TOKYO -- A growing number of foreign nursing students in Japan are having legal troubles with scholarships that bind them to work for specified facilities in Japan after graduation.

If the students cannot or will not take the designated jobs, they are sometimes expelled from school or forced to pay back money they received in one lump sum.

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