bamboo forest covered in light snow

5 Reasons to Study in Japan

Are you trying to decide on where to study abroad? Are you thinking: ‘Why should I study in Japan?’ Well, Japan is sustainable, innovative and a home to various Nobel Prize winners. Here are five reasons why studying in Japan is a great idea!

snow_in_kyoto_study There are many reasons to study in Japan – and the amazing nature of the country is definitely one of them. Bamboo forest covered in light snow, Kyoto.

1. High level of education

Japan has over 700 universities to choose from and 10 of them are ranked in the top 200 worldwide. That already shows their extraordinary academic dedication. Japan has the second highest number of Nobel prize winners of all countries in the world. In a nutshell, the quality of teaching is very high and important to the Japanese.

Because of your experience of having studied in Japan, the doors will be wide open on the job market! In Japan, the big companies want to recruit more international graduates to represent their global businesses.

A great perk of studying in Japan would also be that it is much cheaper than studying in America or Europe. The tuition fees are about half of what they would be somewhere else and the cost of living is not that high, especially when you stay slightly out of the city centers. Even Tokyo is quite affordable when compared to studying in the UK or elsewhere.

Have a great experience while making friends for life. Japanese students are very friendly towards international students and are proud of sharing their language and culture with you. Be sure to join the extracurricular activities to bond with the Japanese students and share the same interests outside of class.

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japan-kids-studying In Japan, education is highly valued, and learning starts at an early age!

2. Economic growth

Japan is the second largest developed economy in the world, the 3rd largest automobile manufacturing country, and the largest electronics goods industry – so studying here will give you opportunities you would never have thought are there! Japanese are known for their love of precision and creativity. Whether it is designing electronic goods or high-quality fashion, you will be learning from the best!

Studying Japanese can show other future employers that you have determination, patience, multicultural perspective and like challenging yourself.

tokyo_modern Walking around the nightly Tokyo is an experience everyone should tick off their bucket lists.

3. Explore Japan’s amazing culture

Japan has thousands of years of history which has been shaping their culture until today; study in Japan and get to experience a whole new fascinating way of life! Combining traditions and modern technology is one of the uniquenesses of Japan, especially seen in Japanese businesses too.

Dive into the diverse cuisine from sushi to ramen, from soba to tempura – a whole variety of unfamiliar delicious foods to try. A good thing is that Japanese food is known to be very healthy and tasty food, whether it’s from the 5-star restaurant or from a table in an alleyway. Enjoy the Japanese taste, just steer away from blowfish unless you like to live on the edge!

While are studying in Japan, be sure to take part in Japanese martial arts, mostly offered at universities. Whether you want to learn Judo, Kendo, Kyudo or Karate there is a big variety to choose from at the world’s best universities. Also, other clubs are offered to sink into the Japanese culture like Japanese calligraphy, taiko drumming and shamisen (Japanese musical instrument).

kyoto-kimono-japan_geisha In Japan, many of the ancient traditions can still be found and seen in the daily life if you just know where to look for. Japanese women wearing traditional costumes in Kyoto.

4. High standard of life

Japan is one of the safest and most peaceful places to visit in the world! In addition, they have one of the world’s best healthcare systems with a very high life expectancy. The streets are clean and easy transport systems help travel around the country conveniently. The public transport is more punctual than in any other country! Explore Japan on your days off and visit the temples and shrines and experience the four seasons with breathtaking nature. There is always something different to see and do: like cherry blossoms in spring, festivals and fireworks in summer, hiking, and trekking with beautiful autumn scenery and a snow festival, skiing in winter!

japan_powder_skiing Skiers and snowboarders know that some of the driest and fluffiest powder snow can be found around the Japanese ski resorts!

5. Stunning nature and city life

The great thing about studying in Japan is that no matter where you are you can get out of the city life anytime and see the great nature this country has to offer! From hot springs, volcanoes, mountains, and snow monkeys to blooming flowers and the beautiful coastlines. Japan has it all and is waiting for you to experience it!

mount_fuji Fuji Shibazakura festival held every spring is perhaps one of the prettiest views of Mount Fuji one can imagine.

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