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Univ. student allowances in Japan drop near 1984 level
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network

The average amount of allowance sent by parents to college students living away from home has dropped to 74,060 yen (S$1,155) a month, the same level as 25 years ago, a survey showed Wednesday.

The National Federation of University Cooperative Associations in Japan surveyed students at 31 universities nationwide in October and November and received 9,660 responses.

The results showed that the allowances to students living in apartments or condominiums--dormitory dwellers were excluded--dropped by 3,520 yen from that of the previous year to 74,060 yen, almost tying the 1984 level of 74,240 yen.

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