Asia Pacific Time to leave the nest? Japan's Abe pushes youths to head overseas

New scholarships for college and graduate students aim to reverse a sharp decline in the number of Japanese young people studying abroad. Concerns have grown about a younger generation that is too inwardly focused at a time of growing tensions in Asia. 

By , Staff writer

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Isshu Fujii, a senior at Tokyo’s Aoyama Gakuin University, has a sense he’s bucking a trend he sees among Japanese youths.