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Japan has rich culture where traditions meet modern technologies, West meets East.

We welcome you experience the beauty of Japanese traditional shrines, temples, houses, artful objects such as potteries, porcelains, Japanese papers (Washi), fabrics, fans andKimono all which have been nurtured by the nature and four seasons.

On the other hand, as the first industrialized country in Asia, Japan is famous for its world-class technology on bio-medical research, robot and computer science, space development, etc. Japan is also the home of 18 Nobel Laureates, and well known corporations such as Toyota and Sony.

To young friends, Japan is also known for is its animations and Kawaii culture. Mr. Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo" have been popular all around the world.

Japan as a Destinaiton for Higher Education


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Japan offers world class environment on advanced study and research.
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- well known study areas: science, engineering, chemistry, new materials, medical and bio technology, space development, architectural, industrial design, and business management. Nobel Laureates are 18.
- Japanese modern pop-culture such as Manga, Animation, fashion, and pop-music are also fascinating area for study.
- close collaboration between universities and industry: a strong industry, from electronics and automobiles, such as Toyota and Sony, functions not only as experimental labs, but also a huge markets for new technologies.
- students are expected as future searchers and are invited to participate in advanced research programs from undergraduate level.
Japan, as a relatively mature society, presents both experiences and lessons from industrialization, and also provides with opportunity for you to work together to solve new issues.
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- experiences of remarkable economic recovery and rapid development as the first industrialized country in Asia in spite of little energy resources.
- know-hows on overcoming industrial pollutions, balancing between environmental protection and agricultural/fishery/forestry development.
- experience on protecting middle class during rapid economic growth, and providing equal educational and medical opportunity to its citizens.
- new challenges: transformation of industrial economy to information society/knowledge economy to solve aged population, low birth rate etc.
Although you may choose courses in English, you will have full exposure to Japanese language and it culture. Considering the rather strong demand on professionals who understand about Japan, you will earn advantages in your future job research.
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Japan is a safe and open country where you will find people are friendly, with no discrimination against races and religions. There were more than 13K international students in Japan. (May, 2012).
graph ※extracted from “Result of an annual survey of international students in Japan 2012 by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).
http://www.jasso.go.jp/statistics/intl_student/data12_e.html
We hope you consider Japan as a destination for your higher education!