Why you should study or work in Japan
Japan is a beautiful and safe country with a rich culture, modern society, comfortable lifestyle, quality education, and an ever-growing number of opportunities for international people who wish to study, work, and live in Japan.
Studying in Japan
Many international students from all over the world choose to come to Japan to study Japanese language or to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees at internationally recognized programs from some of the top universities in the world. Among all of the options for Japanese language students, DEOW has carefully highlighted the school programs which are effective and popular among western students. Moreover, with the purpose of providing a global-class education, many of the top universities in Japan offer undergraduate, masters and doctorate programs in English. With other aspects of Japan, like its culture, art, anime, manga, fashion, design, IT, and cuisine becoming increasingly popular around the world, programs for vocational training in these areas have also become available in English.
With the recent decreasing population of Japan, coupled the desire to strengthen its presence on the global stage, Japan has been opening up to more and more international people and companies are looking to hire non-Japanese persons to compensate for the labour shortage, as well as to diversify their teams, widen their perspectives, and achieve a competitive edge.
Living in Japan
Japan has gained international recognition as one of the most livable countries in the world. Living in Japan is: convenient, with efficient transportation systems in its major cities, safe, where young children walk to and from school on their own, and affordable, with cheap rent & food options available in addition to a low-cost but high-quality universal health care system.
Japanese Culture, Geography, and History
Japan is an island country with a rich and unique culture, history and cuisine that developed for many millennia in isolation from the outside world. In addition, the islands and landmasses of Japan are atop four tectonic plates, resulting in diverse landscapes & mountains, and are in a relatively north-south orientation, resulting in diverse climates from snow in the north to subtropical conditions in the south. The many aspects of Japan to explore include its language, belief systems & philosophies, cuisine, traditional architecture, beautiful nature, traditional paintings & visual arts, traditional performing arts (theatre, dance, and music), traditional clothing, and martial arts.
Modern Japanese Pop-Culture
Modern Japanese pop culture distinguishes itself from the rest of the world and is one the most leading popular cultures in the world. The most prominent aspects of Japanese pop culture include Japanese anime & manga, film & television, fashion, video games, food, music (including j-pop & j-rock), idol groups, karaoke and maid cafes. Such aspects of Japanese subculture continue to amaze and gain the attention of people all over the world, and in many cases become the initial spark of interest in Japan, leading to learning the Japanese language, connecting with Japanese people, and engaging in activities in or with Japan and Japanese organizations.