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What does the life of a Japanese University Student look like?

What is it like to be a university student in Japan? First of all, entering a Japanese university is not very easy for most students in Japan. It would cost a huge amount of time and money and even relationships. Time spent in preparing for the entrance exam is great and is of the top…

Love Fashion and History? 4 Fashion Museums to Visit in Japan

With its forward-thinking technology combined with tradition and edgy aesthetics of Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, it is not surprising that Japan has become one of the leaders in global fashion. Although a visit to Japan may not be complete without stopping by famous landmarks such as Tokyo Tower or Asakusa, a…

5 Reasons to live in Japan from my own experience!

April 30, 2011, when I first came to Japan as a visiting relative I stayed for a month with my sister, and in that short period of time I fell in love with Japan. I came back as a scholar on September 24, 2012 and studied for a year and a half. During my stay,…

Out of Plans? Apply to Japanese Universities!

If you are confused about what you are going to do next in life, or are simply out of plans, there is a new idea for you. Why not just apply to study in one of the Universities in Japan and try starting a new life here? Some people may think that enrolling into Japanese…

Why not study in Japan?

When you graduated from high school or university and want to try some new adventures by continuing to study abroad but don’t know where to go, why not to consider Japan? Many people might feel doubtful about studying in Japan because they are afraid of the language that is used everywhere and seems difficult to…

University Clubs/ Circles: College life in Japan

An essential part to the Japanese college experience is joining a school activity groups. Not surprisingly, university clubs are where young people form their closest social networks, some of which would extend into lifelong friendship. The intensity of relationships one can form in these activity groups makes it a great source of inspiration for many…

University Graduation in Japan, and why it is a big deal

During spring, university students have graduations all over the country and enter the so-called shakai (社会) – society. Universities hold huge celebrations to welcome students into the society. This might sound strange, since graduates are already at least 22 years old, which means they have already been legally wise adults for at least two years.…
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University Graduation Ceremonies in Japan

The start of spring also signals the end of some things, and April graduation is one yearly event thousands of young people look forward to. University graduation ceremonies are often held on the last week of March in Japan. As one may expect, graduation ceremonies are fancy affairs, as young adults celebrate the completion of…