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The national system of university counselling in Japan

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In order to promote better understanding of counselling in higher education in Japan, first an overview of the entire educational system and statistics on higher education and transition from high school to higher institutes are provided, followed by a description of the current state of counselling and problems to be solved. Further, through a brief description of a typical Japanese university counselling center, the needs for professionalisation and identity of counsellors as well as reorganization of the system are emphasised in order for counselling centers to make unique contributions to the welfare of every student who looks for help in the developmental process.

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Watanabe-Muraoka, A.M. The national system of university counselling in Japan. Int J Adv Counselling 19, 15–27 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00121004

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