Kerry says foreign students 'scared' to come to US

This is a pretty broad statement considering the fact that he is basing it on one country - Japan. And as this CNN article points out, there may be other, less incendiary reasons for Japanese students not coming to America to study. CNN: Speaking with CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty in Tokyo, Secretary of State John Kerry said he'd discussed the situation with officials there who said students felt unsafe in the United States. "We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials from conversations with parents here is that they're actually scared. They think they're not safe in the United States and so they don't come," Kerry said. He noted Japan's restrictive gun laws - which prevent private ownership of nearly all firearms, including handguns - and said the country was safer "where people are not running around with guns." In 2011,...(Read Full Post)