Japan is an island nation that sits in the Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Asia. Studying abroad in Japan is a learning experience for any student; especially those studying science, technology, finance or industrial design are of interest to you. Japan is amongst the most technologically advanced in the world and its manufacturing of electronics, appliances and motor vehicles is quickly changing the world. It is home to companies like Nintendo and Toyota and is leading the world in scientific and technological research. Its stock exchange and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are amongst the most prestigious and aggressive in the world. As a study abroad student in Japan, you will have the opportunity to learn or hone your Japanese language skills too.
Some reasons to study in Japan
1. A Developed Economy and Advanced Technology.
Japan is an economically-developed country with advanced scientific technology. People in universities and businesses carry out innovative basic and applied research every day, and countless new technologies and theories are being developed and put to use. This scientific technology and academic theoretical work are the tools that support peoples’ lives and society all over the world. A variety of high level education is practiced, which forms the social foundation of Japan. There are over 700 universities or colleges in Japan. The number of vocational colleges in Japan is close to 3,000. The kinds of learning that are available ranges from traditional academic fields like law, economy, engineering and science to modern disciplines in fields like environmental studies, information and tourism and even fields such as animation or computer game production.
2. Supporting Your Dreams.
After their study in Japan, many students go on to play active roles in companies related to Japan or Japanese companies both in Japan and in their home countries. Based on our surveys of overseas study participants, we found that those students felt that their time studying in Japan was an immeasurably valuable experience. Finding success from study in Japan is not a dream that easily comes true for many. However, if you can work towards your dream through the stresses brought by an unfamiliar culture and the joys of new discoveries, it is a dream that will come true. Challenge yourself to study in Japan, and you will surely realize your dreams.
3. Japanese Language School.
Japanese language schools are places where you can start learning Japanese from the beginner level. There are courses for Japanese learning, as well as courses for students to go to higher stage of education, such as at vocational schools, colleges or undergraduate courses. In such preparatory courses, subjects other than Japanese, such as general subjects and science are taught. There are several courses available at each language school, so it is recommended to choose a course which serves your purpose for studying in Japan.
4. Work Permit for “Student Visa” holder.
Foreign students in Japan with the status of residence of College Student or Pre-College Student who wish to work part-time in Japan must make an application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that permitted by the State of Residence Previously Granted and receive approval in advance. Work Permit is allowed to International students within 28 hours a week and up to 8 hours a day during summer break and other long vacation periods. No fee is charged to apply for permission to Engage in Activity other than that permitted by the State of Residence Previously Granted.