In 2015 over 200,000 foreign students were studying in Japan at language schools, specialist schools, and universities. This number has been increasingly steadily each year as the Japanese government pushes its initiative to have 300,000 foreign students studying in the country by 2020. For those foreign students who aim is to attain a qualification of degree at an institution in Japan an intensive period of language study at a language school in the country is usually the first step—over 50,000 students were enrolled in 2015.
A database of Japanese language schools in Japan can be found here.
Employment Prospects Post-Graduation - The job-hunting process is almost as competitive as the battle for places at university with companies holding seminars and events to attract the top graduates. For the famous shosha (Japanese trading houses), the mega-banks like ... continue reading Get a Student Visa for Japan - For prospective students whose Japanese ability is not sufficient to directly enter higher education the process begins with applying to a language school. Applying to a Language School Long-term Japanese language courses that prepare students for ... continue reading Higher Education in Japan - There are three types of higher education institutions in Japan. Specialist schools (senmon-gakko) Short-term universities (tanki-daigaku) Universities (daigaku) Specialist schools offer students 2-year vocational courses and are much easier to enter compared to universities. There ... continue reading Japanese Language Schools - Language schools in Japan differ significantly in purpose. Some are established to provider long-term college preparatory courses for foreign students hoping to enter specialist schools, universities, and graduate schools in Japan; others focus on short-term ... continue reading