Japan is officially divided into 47 prefectures and traditionally into eight regions. Approximately two-thirds of the country’s terrain is mountainous and heavily forested, and less than one-eighth of land is suitable for agriculture. Japan itself is the world’s eleventh most populous country with a population of 126.2 million, of which 97.8% are ethnically Japanese. Today, Japan is a member of numerous international institutions, including the United Nations, the OECD, the G7, and the G20.

More than 99 percent of the population speaks Japanese as their first language.[ There are many festivals in Japan, which are called in Japanese matsuri (which are celebrated annually). Traditionally, sumo is considered as Japan’s national sport Japanese martial arts such as judo, karate and kendo are also widely practiced and enjoyed by spectators in the country. Japanese comics or graphic novels, known as manga, developed in the 20th century and have become popular worldwide. Japan has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world; movies have been produced in Japan since 1897.



Japan has over 700 universities to choose from and 10 of them are ranked in the top 200 worldwide. Japan has the second highest number of Nobel Prize winners of all countries in the world that experienced studying in Japan.  In Japan, the big companies want to recruit more international graduates to represent their global businesses.

Japanese students are very friendly towards international students and are proud of sharing their language and culture with you. Japan is the 3rd largest developed economy in the world, the 3rd largest automobile manufacturing country, and the largest electronics goods industry in Japan has thousands of years of history which has been shaping their culture until today. Japan is one of the safe and most peaceful places to visit in the world. In addition, they have one of the world’s best healthcare systems with very high life expectancy.


Advantages of studying in Japan

A wide range of scholarships are available, both from the university, and from public and private organizations for international students. A wide range of other scholarships are available, with some directed towards specific nationalities, women, minorities, or those with high level Japanese proficiency.

Some of the characteristics why international student choose Japan for the abroad study are;

  • Peace, clean, healthy and secure country.
  • Can work 28 hours per week as part timer while studying which helps to maintain both study and accommodation.
  • College helps to find job.
  • After completing Language School, one can go to university or vocational school.
  • One who completes bachelor in Nepal are eligible to study language school in Japan and after completion of the course, they can change to working visa.
  • It would be a good decision because the Japanese job market is extremely fluid and the demand for language-skilled, international-oriented people is always strong.
  • Basically, you would appeal to so many (big) Japanese companies that you would have no issue finding a job, regardless of the industry you choose. The job market is that
  • As a matter of fact, 50% of Japanese companies are eager to find foreign graduates from Japanese schools.
  • Last but not least, in Japan wages are high for qualified jobs.
  • One who admits to University or vocational school, their spouse can apply for dependent visa.
  • Dependent can also work 28 hours per week.
  • After completing University/Vocational training school in Japan, they can apply for working visa.
  • Can work full time (40 hours per week) in working visa immediately after graduation.
  • After graduation one can apply for Job hunting visa (two times of 1 year), during that time the person can work 28 hours.