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    Why study in Japan?

    Feedback from international students currently studying in Japan.

    Why Study in Japan? Feedback from international students currently studying in Japan.

    What is your reason for studying in Japan? (multiple answers possible)
    • No.1

      Obtain a degree

      53.2 %

    • No.2

      Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to get a job

      47.3 %

    • No.3

      Work in Japan or get a job at a Japanese company

      44.3 %

    • 4

      Gain international experience and build international connections

      31.8 %

    • 5

      Acquire an international point of view

      31.0 %

    • 6

      Acquire cultivation and education

      27.1 %

    • 7

      Improve Japanese language abilities

      21.8 %

    • 8

      Come in contact with a different culture

      17.3 %

    • 9

      Conduct research in an excellent environment

      9.6 %

    Why did you choose to study in Japan? (multiple answers possible)
    • No.1

      Interested in Japanese society, wanted to live in Japan

      59.5 %

    • No.2

      Wanted to study the Japanese language/Japanese culture

      47.3 %

    • No.3

      Found education and research at Japanese institutions, etc. appealing

      35.8 %

    • 4

      Wanted to work in an occupation connected to Japan

      25.0 %

    • 5

      Wanted to come in contact with a different culture

      23.1 %

    • 6

      Because the specialty or major I was interested in was offered in Japan

      22.1 %

    • 7

      Recommended by friends, acquaintances, families, etc.

      19.6 %

    • 8

      Geographically close

      19.6 %

    • 9

      Considered other countries, but conditions such as academic abilities and costs in Japan suited me best

      5.8 %

    What was your impression of studying in Japan?
    What was your impression of studying in Japan? Source: Lifestyle Survey of Privately Financed International Students 2015 (JASSO)

    “I was able to make many friends from Japan and other countries, actively communicate, participate in lots of extracurricular activities, and enjoyed a full lifestyle.”

    “I was able to engage in fulfilling research activities surrounded by fantastic researchers and in an outstanding research environment. Set clear goals and immerse yourself in research!”

    “Job hunting in Japan is unique and it was difficult, but it was a valuable experience that enabled me to rediscover myself and truly grow.”