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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)
  1. Obtain a degree
    53.2 %
  2. Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to get a job
    47.3 %
  3. Work in Japan or get a job at a Japanese company
    44.3 %
  4. Gain international experience and build connections worldwide
    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)
  1. Interested in Japanese society, wanted to live in Japan
    59.5 %
  2. Wanted to study the Japanese language/Japanese culture
    47.3 %
  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?
Good:90.8% Not good:1.1% Coudn't say:7.7% Not Clear:0.4% 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."