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Student Visa Day Press Release
June 16, 2022

To promote and demonstrate support for Japanese students choosing to study in the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel welcomed approximately 100 student visa applicants to the U.S. Embassy today.  An ardent supporter of education opportunities, the Ambassador congratulated the students and wished them success in their programs. He also answered their questions about studying and living in the United States. 
Ambassador Emanuel told the group of enthusiastic students, “I am extremely proud of you for making the decision to study in America. This investment in your studies is a sound investment in your future.  Study abroad experiences are life-changing. You will not only achieve your academic goals in the United States, but also make lifelong friends. The deep ties between our two countries are built on the people-to-people connections forged by students just like you. As improving pandemic conditions enable greater student mobility, we look forward to welcoming more Japanese students to America, and also seeing more American students come to Japan.” 

The U.S. Embassy is thrilled to see a growing number of Japanese students choosing to study in the United States after two years of study and travel disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With thousands of U.S. universities and colleges available, every student can find the right fit school to fulfill their educational aspirations.  
Japanese students interested in studying abroad in the United States can take advantage of the free EducationUSA advising service and learn about how to obtain a student visa online here.