About 2,000 Indonesian students attended a Japanese college fair in the capital Jakarta on Sunday.
The Japan Student Services Organization held the fair to promote opportunities for Indonesian students to study in Japan, where the youth population is decreasing.
47 universities and Japanese language schools participated in the event. They included 15 public and 21 private universities. Among them are well-known schools such as Kyoto University and Waseda University.
A Kyoto University official explained that the graduate school offers some classes in English.
Japan's education ministry conducted a survey last year and found that more than 5,500 Indonesians wanted to apply for Japanese government scholarships. This was the highest figure among overseas applicants.
An Indonesian student says she has enjoyed learning the Japanese language since she was a child. She says she wants to become a translator.
The organization's vice president, Hideki Yonekawa, says universities need to admit many foreign students because the youth population is declining in Japan.
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