Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with high-rise- filled cities, imperial palaces,mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Tokyo, the crowded capital, is known for its neon skyscrapers and pop culture. In contrast, Kyoto offers Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and cherry blossoms.


Japan’s neighbors include the Republic of Korea, China, and Russia. Capital: Tokyo, National flag: Known as the Hinomaru, the flag depicts the sun as a red ball against a white background. Main religions: Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity. Currency: Japanese yen, Population: 140.21 crores (2020) Land area: 9.597 million km². Main industries: automobiles, precision machinery, consumer electronics, computers, and other electronic goods. GDP: 14.72 lakh crores USD (2020). GDP per capita: 10,500.40 USD (2020).

Some interesting information about Japan.

    • More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.


    • Japan literacy rate around 99 percent.


    • Sushi, the national dish, is served everywhere from casual pubs to gourmet restaurants.


    • In Japan it is not uncommon to eat rice at every meal, including breakfast.


    • Vending machines in Japan sell beer, hot and cold canned coffee, cigarettes, and other items.


    • Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production.


    • When moving into an apartment it is often required to give the landlord “gift” money, usually equal to two months’ rent.


    • There are four different writing systems in Japan; Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji.


    • Japan is the largest automobile producer in the world.


    • Sumo is Japan’s national sport, although baseball is also very popular.


    • Some Japanese companies conduct a morning exercise session for the workers to prepare them for the day’s work.



There are many good reasons to study in Japan. Some students are attracted by Japan’s high educational standards, while for others the attraction is Japan’s rich cultural heritage. Number of international students Japan 2011-2020
The total number of international students in Japan amounted to almost 2.8 thousand in 2020. The number, which included students at higher education institutions and Japanese language schools, declined for the first time in the last decade. The US and UK have been the traditional destination for the majority of students, although as the world is becoming more globalised a wider variety of options are available for the adventurous.

    • High educational standards: The OECD ranks Japanese high school students number one in the world for maths, and number 2 for scientific literacy.


    • Japan has the highest number of Nobel prize winners of any Asian country.


    • Japan has over 700 universities, with 10 universities ranked in the top 200 worldwide.


    • Since 1949, there have been twenty-nine Japanese laureates of the Nobel Prize.


    • Japan is a safe, peaceful place to study.


    • Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. Violent crime is rare, with Japan ranking last in the number of victims of crime per capita.


    • Japan also has one of the world’s most advanced healthcare systems.


    • Low tuition fees and generous scholarships: Tuition fees are comparatively cheap in Japan. Wide range of scholarships is available, both from the university, and from public and private organisations.


  • Improving your employability: Study abroad is an impressive part of any resume. Employers value the skills you learn as an international student. As well as the personal growth you will undergo studying in Japan. Interacting with your professors, classmates, tutors and friends, will help improve your international awareness and employment opportunities. Internationally aware employees are in strong demand. If you choose to return home after graduation, you can be confident that your experience in Japan will help you appeal to high-quality employers, particularly those involved in international business. For those wishing to remain in Japan, there is a strong job market for highly qualified graduates. In a recent survey, around half of the major Japanese companies surveyed expressed a desire to hire foreigners graduating from Japanese institutions.

The basic school system in Japan is composed of elementary school (lasting six years), middle school (three years), high school (three years), and university (four years). The academic evaluation technique in Japan is highly methodical. Constant attention is juxtaposed between the highs and lows candidate’s. The marking system is simplistic, The performance based grading system in Japanese education varies from school to school and university to university. The most common pattern of grading is done into percentages or into grades like A, B, C, D, E. Each grade denotes certain range of percentage.


To study in Japan, Japanese language is compulsory. Students can move to Japan with the language course followed by further higher studies or the language course can be completed in the home land and can move for further studies.


Intake: There are 4 intakes. JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & OCTOBER. April intake is for 2 years long, July intake is for 1.9 years long, October intake is for 1.6 years long and January intake is for 1.3 years long.


English is not a mandatory language in Japan.


Students who have completed class X or XII in India, is eligible for language study in Japan. After completion of the language study, students can move for university study or vocational study.


Students can work 28 hours weekly part time job during the study period. Japan is all time famous for high income. You can earn JPY 3,000 (about USD27) per hour working part-time.” ⇒ ×The average hourly wage is about JPY 900 (about USD8).

New entry into Japan from overseas (resumed from March, 2022)Under the New Border Measures (27), receiving organizations located in Japan such as universities are required to submit a prescribed application to the government of Japan for their international student on the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) before your visa application.

After receiving organizations complete a prescribed application on ERFS, the system will issue a certificate for completion of registration online. Then, organizations will e-mail a PDF file of the certificate to their students. A photocopy of the certificate will be required to be submitted to an/a embassy/consulate of Japan as part of visa application documents.

Since an ERFS prescribed application will require personal information indicated on your passport, TUAT International students who is going to newly entry into Japan should submit information necessary for ERFS application via the google