Late last year I reported that the Japanese PhD’s who are actively working in the US and who have begun to grow impatient with their Japanese juniors have started to take action to encourage study abroad.
Their activities were covered by Mainichi Shinbun, one of the major newspapers in Japan. This is very encouraging. After all, the most important thing is to let the most high school students, university students, their families, and the Japanese public know what is happening. This is one of the very important and basic roles of media.
My message here is: ‘Youth, be ambitious!’.