Official name: Japan
Population: ~ 127 million people
Area: 377,944 km2
Currency: JPY (Japan Yen)
Primary language: Japanese
Major cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido
1 / Climate – Natural
Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean of Asia, including four large islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and more than 3,000 islets; Honshu is the main island, occupying 60% of the country. The area is mostly mountainous, so the people live mainly in the strait. However, in the big cities, Japanese natural beauty is still beautiful, intermingled with modern buildings and hills, mountains and greens. Especially, in spring days, the students will surely overwhelm the cherry blossoms blooming in the streets, parks or hills. Sitting in the spring with friends, eating picnic snacks and watching cherry blossoms will be an experience that you will never forget.
The climate in Japan varies from north to south, divided into six major climatic zones. However, in densely populated coastal areas, the climate is generally mild, easily accessible, especially in the spring and fall. Summer is hot and humid due to the wind blowing from the Pacific Ocean to the average temperature of 30 ° C. In contrast, winter weather will dry, cold and snow. It is noteworthy that Vietnam, spring in Japan starting from March.
Due to the changing climate, students will have the opportunity to participate in many exciting outdoor activities, such as trekking and spring climbing, kimono, ice cream and festivities. summer fireworks, or skiing, snow throwing and winter. All those experiences will surely be your unforgettable memories.
2 / Economic – Social
Although it is a small island-dominated country with a very poor natural resources, but with appropriate policies, Japan is a country with economies of scale, industry, finance, trade, services and science. the second largest in the world (after the United States). The country’s current trade balance and foreign exchange reserves are at the top of the world, so the investment capital flows outward; the world’s largest lender, reconstruction aid and development aid.
Talking about society and people in Japan, you must always think of discipline, responsibility and seriousness in the workplace. The Japanese people are extremely polite, polite, honest and respectful. With their relatives, they treated them with enthusiasm, respect and sincerity. Therefore, the students always have a favorable life when studying in Japan; At the same time, learn not only the knowledge but also the noble virtues of the people here. These are the precious things that you certainly can not easily see anywhere; And the virtues that make up the success of the Japanese, will also make your success later.
In addition, Japan also has a unique culture, bold national identity with the kimono, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, or traditional festivals. Thanks to this, the sunrise has become a place of reconciliation between ancient traditions and modern technology, bringing innumerable exciting experiences for international students.
3 / Education – Training
In terms of education, Japan is also one of the world’s leading, cultivating a culture that admires the whole world. Not only the training of knowledge, the Japanese people also focus on training ethics, personality living for students. Therefore, in the early years of primary school, the Japanese did not focus on teaching culture, but to train the children independence, obedience, responsible for themselves and the community. Thanks to that, thousands of mothers around the world have adopted the Japanese child education method as a model for teaching their children.
Similarly, in high schools or universities, Japanese education always helps them to grow up and become responsible. The International Assessment of Education conducted two surveys comparing the academic quality of students around the world. As a result, in Japan, the difference in student achievement and competency among schools is minimal, perhaps the least in the world. This shows that the quality of teaching between schools and regions of Japan is not different, but vice versa, ensuring uniformity and high efficiency across the country.
4 / Student life
When studying in Japan, students will need to know some of the following key points:
✠ Type of housing: In Japan, the students can stay in the dorm or rent out. However, if you are new to Japan, staying in a hostel is much more convenient. Most schools will assist in arranging suitable accommodation for you, as long as you register with the previous school.
- ✠ Cost of Living: Each student will need about 60,000 – 100,000 yen per month for living expenses in Japan; The costs include: rent (25,000 – 35,000 yen), meals (20,000 – 30,000 yen), transportation (~ 5,000 yen), and other expenses such as electricity, water, shirt, … This cost can even be lower if you know reasonable spending.
✠ Transportation: Students traveling to Japan can use public transportation to travel as buses, trams or buy bicycles to move more actively. The public in Japan is built with high quality, always accurate time to minute so you can completely rest assured when using them. For private bicycles, pay close attention to “anti-theft” registrations when buying a vehicle and park your vehicle in the correct place. If your car is in the wrong place, you may be fined up to 3,000 yen.
✠ Opportunity to work part-time: Japan is a country with an aging population, so job opportunities for students are always open. Popular job is catering, kitchen, shop, … or English tutor with salary ~ 8,000 – 12,000 yen per month. The Japanese government allows students to work up to 28 hours per week, the highest in the world.
- ✠ Safety: Japan is the safest country in the world with crime rates, stealing at a very low level. You can walk in the middle of the night on a deserted road without much concern. Japanese people have a polite habit of walking away from you so you do not have to worry about your personal safety.
✠ Entertainment: The cities in Japan are very modern and bustling. Restaurants like Matsuya, Yoshinoya, … or supermarkets, convenience stores are open 24/24 for people’s activities. You will also find easy access to cafes, commercial centers or local night markets. On weekends, you can go to the park, recreation areas or take a picnic on the picnic for easy access to your own experience.
✓ In general: Japan is a very developed country with many interesting things, wonderful in Asia. Studying in Japan, you will never be attracted by special experiences in your study.