More from the AP: JAPAN — A senior official in the Department of Finance said on Friday the country is reviewing the academic requirements for foreign students who plan to study in Japan.
In its current form, the International Student Study Abroad Program is the largest program of its kind in the world, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
In its current format, it requires students to study at least 18 months abroad, complete an academic course of at least four years and be employed in Japan for a minimum of six months, according the agency.
The department of finance said it was examining the program in conjunction with other departments.
In addition, it said it is examining how the program is being managed and expanded.