Japan consists of 47 provinces/cities divided into 9 different regions. So if you decide to study abroad in Japan, you will choose the destination for yourself. ECOCOM hopes that some information about some of the places considered by many international students will help you decide more easily.
I. TOKYO – Does studying in Japan have to choose the Capital?
- Tokyo is the capital and the largest city in Japan, so it is easy to understand why Tokyo is the land you think of first when deciding to study in Japan.
- Advantages: This place is considered by many to be the best educational system with many Japanese, university and colleges. Overtime work in Tokyo is very much with a high salary. Coming to Tokyo, you have the opportunity to interact with many different cultures, get acquainted with many international students from many other countries in the world.
- Disadvantages: High population density, expensive living costs. A fast lifestyle in Tokyo without catching up will make you feel extremely tired.
- Conditions of admission and consideration of the status of residence: The Tokyo Immigration Department is becoming more and more rigorous in considering the status of residence because, in recent years, the Vietnamese community living in Japan has many practices. so badly, the Japanese government made a decision to reduce immigration (headed by China, followed by Vietnam). Therefore, many Japanese schools in Tokyo do not have many criteria for Vietnamese students or stricter requirements for qualifications, academic records, Japanese language ability and study attitudes of international students. If you feel really confident about your profile, of course, you can still apply to schools in Tokyo, however, if you also find your profile is not really “beautiful”, consider these other regions to increase success rates.
Going to Japan to study will you choose a vibrant and bustling Tokyo?
II. OSAKA – Studying in Japan at the port city?
Osaka is Japan’s third largest city, the main industrial and port hub with modern transportation and infrastructure.
- Advantages: The modern education system with more than 100 educational institutions includes universities, colleges, and Japanese language schools. Many universities in Osaka are the top universities in Japan. Osaka people are very friendly. You can learn Japanese well when contacting and interacting with local people. The cost of living is much cheaper than Tokyo, the extra work is good and the salary is stable.
- Disadvantages: It may be difficult for you to listen and understand Japanese in the Osaka dialect when you first arrive. Extra work is stable but not as diverse as in Tokyo.
- Conditions of admission and consideration of the status of residence: The Osaka Immigration Department is also quite strict in the matter of considering applications. However, you will have more chances to succeed if you are nominated by a reputable study abroad center. Some Japanese language schools in the Osaka area you can consider such as Clover Language Students, Japanese Language Meric, Japanese Language Shin Osaka – schools with good quality education, YUKI has close partnerships and has recommended many students over the years.
Osaka Castle – A place that even tourists or Japanese students should definitely visit
III. Nagoya – Studying in Japan in an industrial city?
Nagoya also has two large central areas that are considered miniature versions of Harajuku and Akihabara, interconnected with each other for fun, dining, and shopping. Here, you can also find rare products that can only be bought at Harajuku and Akihabara. Or wear my favorite cosplay clothes to walk around the street.
Nagoya also has Sakae city which is considered a miniature version of Shibuya, one of the 2 largest shopping centers in the underground, where there are high-end shops, trendy night clubs …
- Advantages: Nagoya has a lot of foreigners who come to travel or work, so the visitors will not be too surprised. Transportation in Nagoya is convenient and modern, with all modern transport facilities. Nagoya is also a large industrial city, so for international students, the extra work in the industrial zone is very beneficial, the cost of living and housing is moderate. You won’t have to be as busy as in Tokyo.
- Disadvantages: Extra jobs are not diverse, salaries are much cheaper than Tokyo. The job is mainly working in industrial parks: product packaging, food processing, in the city center, working in restaurants, cash collection workers at supermarkets, combine.
- General admission requirements: Enrollment targets of Japanese language schools in Nagoya are about 30 for 1 semester. That leads to a lot of competition for those who want to study in Nagoya. Those who have just graduated from high school should have a prior orientation and focus on learning Japanese as soon as possible.
A study in Japan – Choose Nagoya – Why not?
IV. FUKUOKA – Study in Japan with a low cost of living?
Fukuoka is a big city as well as a general in the Kyushu region.
- Advantages: Prices and living costs are very cheap compared to Tokyo and Osaka. Gentle life does not hustle. mild climate.
- Cons: The cost of living is low so the extra wage is slightly lower than in Tokyo.
- General admission requirements: Fukuoka Immigration Department is not too strict with international students. The Kyoshyu area does not have too many Japanese language schools, but the quality of these schools is quite secure, so the rate of passing the annual status of stay is often high.
Fukuoka is also one of the destinations chosen by many Japanese students
There are many factors for international students to decide which city/school they want to go to. If you are planning to study in Japan but still have many concerns, ECOCOM is happy to be able to help you.