Being A Student In Japan: 2016 vs 2017 – What Has Changed?

Education in Japan has experienced tremendous growth and development, and it is reflecting in various sectors of the economy. Japan is a leading country growing fast in technology and other sectors. When it comes to education, Japan has set records, which many countries are envious of. Between the year 2016 and 2017, higher institutions in the country have experienced several changes, and education in the country as a whole has been exceptional.

The University of Tokyo failing non-Japanese students
Most foreign students studying in the University of Tokyo have decided to leave the country and continue schooling outside of Japan. This shows that Japan’s educational system is still isolated and doesn’t favour foreigners.
The number of classes offered in English is very limited, and this is a problem forcing the number of foreign students applying to study in Japan decline. Because the majority of classes aren’t offered in English, foreign students won’t likely spend four years in the country studying.

Students Join protesters against the New anti-terror law in Japan
The Japanese government enacted the ‘Anti-Conspiracy Bill’ on June 15, 2017, aiming at combating organised crime and terrorism.
However, this didn’t go down well with many, as thousands took to the street to protest. Among these protesters in Shinjuku Central Park were supporters of SEALDs, a student group that promotes “liberal democracy”.

Japan is committed to improving its education for young people. With lots of choice when it comes to university study, plenty of teaching resources and some great course options, Japan is recognised as a good place to study.

Although there are restrictions on students from overseas and protests over new laws, the quality of university education in the country remains particularly high.



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