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About Japan

Located on the outside of the northeastern coast of the Asian continent, it is mainly composed of the four major islands of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Hokkaido. It is distributed in an arc shape, slender from north to south, and stretches for about 3,000 kilometers.

Japan information:

Official name: Japan

Population: about 1 26.41 million

Land area: 380,000 square kilometers

Capital: Tokyo

Political system: Constitutional monarchy, separation of powers

currency: Japanese yen (YEN)Official language: Japanese

Time difference: 1 hour faster


Education system

The education system of Japanese schools is divided into six years of elementary school, three years of junior high school, three years of higher education, and four years of university. In addition, graduate school The master's program lasts two years and the doctoral program lasts three years (equal to master's and doctoral programs). In addition, graduates from colleges and universities can advance to short-term university education for two or three years. There are also other educational institutions, including various vocational schools, etc.


Japanese schools start in April and end in March of the following year, so enrollment is basically in April. There are also universities and graduate schools that implement fall admission systems (enrollment in September or October). Most courses are divided into two semesters, the first semester (April to September) and the second semester (October to March).


As for winter and summer vacations, there are generally three holidays each year, namely summer vacation (late July to early September) and winter vacation (late December to early January). ), spring break (February to March).

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Japan Current situation and prospects of studying abroad

  • The number of students studying abroad in Japan reached 312,000 in 2019 and is expected to double in 2023
  • 45% of the students are from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) Region)

Advantages of studying in Japan (compared to studying in European and American countries):

Safety:The society is stable and the crime rate is low; there are no attacks against international students

Life:Geographic proximity, small time difference; rich scholarships; work-study available; medical insurance

Cultural aspects:The cultures are relatively close, and popular culture has strong appeal

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