Welcome to Japan! As minister for foreign affairs, I extend a heartfelt welcome to all foreign students studying in Japan.
I am sure you had an image, or various images, of Japan before you arrived, and now that you are here - actually living, studying, making and getting to know new Japanese friends - you have a marvelous opportunity to learn and understand so much more about Japan.
Today's younger generation will carry our world into tomorrow, and exchanges among its members are extremely important in strengthening mutual understanding between Japan and other nations, now and for the future. Student exchanges in particular - students such as you - have the added importance of promoting understanding of Japan and friendship between Japan and other nations. They also help to internationalize Japanese institutions of higher education, and foster the growth of human resources critical to the prosperity of developing countries. Each of you has been selected from among your countries' most exceptional students, to come to Japan to study as recipients of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships or Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship, and we would like you to bear in mind the very great hopes we have for you in the roles you will play hereafter as bridges between your countries and Japan.
I wish you the best of health and grand success in your studies here in Japan.
November 15, 2007
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
The new initiative of the Japanese universities gained momentum with the ratification of the Tokyo Declaration for Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Abe in September last year. This was immediately followed up by the Japanese Government assigning University of Tokyo the task of Coordinator for Study in Japan Project (India) in October.
The cost of pursuing higher studies in a Japanese university ranges from ₹10 lakh to ₹13 lakh annually, including hostel fees. This is half the cost an Indian student would pay to pursue the same course in Western universities. And Japan universities have world class research facilities
And backing their efforts are a clutch of top Japanese brands, such as Sony, Canon, Toshiba and Mitsubishi, which are sweetening the offer by promising placements in Japan or in their Indian subsidiaries. More than 1200 Japanese companies are operating in India today.
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The list contains only universities or colleges, either four-year or two-year, that still exist today and are classified as "schools" according to Article 1 of the School Education Law. (See Daigakkō for universities that are not considered "schools".) Also, each university or college is listed in the prefecture in which its headquarters is located; not the location of their satellite campuses, etc. or that of some of its departments or divisions. For the list of universities that existed in the past or merged into another school, see List of historical universities in Japan.
† indicates a women's college.
A list of top ranked universities is available in the final section.
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Ritsumeikan University offers a variety of international exchange programs for student from all over the world. One of these programs is called the "Study in Kyoto Program" or SKP and is great opportunity for people to study Japanese in Japan, as well as other subjects.
This video shows a day in the life of SKP student AJ Glass as he studies Japanese, meets friends, works our, and even takes part in a Nihon Kenpo club. If you are interested in studying in Japan, and more specifically, studying Japanese in Kyoto, please see the Study in Kyoto Program home page at the link below.
Study in Kyoto Program Home Page: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/html/ad...
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The greatest appeal of studying in Japan is its academic environment where one can study state-of-the-art technology and acquire the knowledge that enabled Japan's phenomenal postwar economic growth. Whether it is electronics, Japanese literature, medicine or international business administration, Japanese universities and other institutes of higher education can offer course studies or research programs of virtually any field. The ratio of students who go on to universities (undergraduate level) and junior colleges (regular courses) is also very high in Japan at 56.8% (Source: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) "Statistical Abstract 2011 edition").
A university may also establish a graduate school offering master's courses (two-year standard term of study), doctoral courses (five-year standard term of study, and four years for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine), or professional degree courses (two-year standard term of study; however, depending on the field, in some cases courses can take between one to two years, or more than three years). Those who have completed the graduate course are awarded either a master's, doctoral, or professional degree. Please note that there are no master's courses in the departments of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Only doctoral courses are available, and the shortest period for graduation is four years. Applicants who completed 16 years' education can apply for master's courses while applicants who completed 18 years' education can apply for doctoral courses.
There are many myths about the cost of living in Japan. Certainly, it can be a very expensive place to live, especially with regards to food and housing. However, many expat publications assume you will be living the high life on an expat package and their figures are often quite unrealistic; with some careful thought and planning, you can save much more of your income. The truth is that you don't have to spend a fortune to live comfortably in Japan. Eating locally produced foodstuffs and cooking at home will save you a lot of money. Also, there are abundant economical restaurants offering various tasty noodles, rice dishes and sushi, often in and around transportation hubs, such a train stations, the key is to think 'local'. You can eat a decent meal for around 1000 Yen.
- Japanese will prepare you for a future career in global business.
- Japanese language study can build a strong foundation for graduate work in a range of fields.
- You will have the opportunity to study away or work in Japan.
- Studying in the Philippines helped students not only to improve English skills but also to become more of a global citizen.
- The Japanese curriculum is closely integrated with the study of Asia.
- Last but not the least, Japanese is incredibly fun.
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With rapid growth in the number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and students, it was only a matter of time before corporate American sat up and took notice. The How Corporations Use MOOCs Infographic presents 7 ways corporations use MOOCs to meet some of the professional development and training needs of their work force, partners, and customers.
7 Ways Corporations Use MOOCs
1. Building Talent Pipelines.
350+ companies are paying Coursera and Udacity to identify the best and brightest students in relevant courses and refer them as possible job candidates. The webinar also cited AT&T as sponsoring the development of an MS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech in which the firm can then enroll employees.
2. Onboarding Employees.
This point gave us a bit of pause. Cited during the webinar was McAfee’s wild success in adopting the “MOOC approach” of blending formal, informal and social learning to overhaul of its 80-hour employee orientation program. However, that approach to learning is not unique to MOOCs; in fact, it predates MOOCs and is SOP within many college distance learning environments.
Then there’s the question of whether a course designed for a limited population (McAfee employees) can really be called a MOOC, which is by definition “Open” to a general population. Not all eLearning is a MOOC. As an aside, we’re wondering if we’re witnessing a real-time etymological case study. Will the term MOOC come to be applied to any online course in the same way that any tissue came to be called a Kleenex and any photocopy a Xerox?
3. Self-directed Career Development.
Deloitte, Yahoo!, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Datalogix are cited as some of the companies that encourage employees to enroll in MOOCs for career development purposes. Not all of these companies give credit for MOOC completion, but creating a means to do so was highly recommended in the webinar.
4. Workforce Training.
Google has enrolled 80,000 employees in Udacity’s HTML5 course, a great example of using a MOOC for workforce training. Also cited was a “proprietary MOOC” developed by Aquent for its employees (if a MOOC can be proprietary and still be a MOOC). Finally, TELUS was named as an example of workforce training using “the MOOC approach,” even though the course of interest was not online.
5. Channel/Customer Education.
Some interesting developments have occurred here. SAP offers its own MOOCs to train customers and partners; because they are open to anyone who registers, these are legitimate MOOCs. The IMF has been working with edX to develop courses about debt and financial policy making for government officials. It’s not clear whether these courses are open to the public.
6. Brand Marketing.
The University of California, Irvine offers the course Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead. While this is not a first in using pop culture as pedagogical material, what’s distinctive about this course is that it is funded by AMC in order to “drive a deep sustained connection with the show.”
7. Collaboration and Innovation.
The combination of formal, informal and social learning methodologies, dubbed “the MOOC approach” in the webinar, has served as an effective tool to find solutions to real-life business problems. Over 100 companies have used the University of Virginia/Coursera platform, Coursolve, to do just that. This may be one of the most promising business uses of a MOOC.