Japan to give 100,000 yen to foreign exchange students in financial trouble - NHK


FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence on February 25, 2022, Tokyo, Japan. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is giving 100,000 yen ($860) to support foreign exchange students who are in financial trouble due to COVID-19 pandemic, the public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.

The support is aimed to help foreign students studying in Japanese universities, colleagues and vocational schools, the report said.

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida said on March 3 that the country would create a new scheme that gives priority for foreign students to enter Japan.

($1 = 115.9100 yen)

(Reporting by Mariko Katsumura; Editing by Alison Williams)

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