Japan provides the world with some of the best universities –five of which are ranked within the top 100 in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016. In 2008, Japan published the “300,000 International Students Plan” to make Japan more accessible and open to international students. This plan aims to have accepted around 300,000 international students by 2020, meaning they are looking to accept over 100,000 international students in the next five years.

Due to the efforts to bring foreign students to Japan, companies are looking to hire international students after graduation. Companies especially want for Engineering, Information Technology, Investment Banking, and Education graduates, but as Japan is attempting to push further into the global market more and more opportunities to live and work for a Japanese company in other parts of the world are also appearing.

Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. The strict rules on drugs and alcohol, absence of firearms, and strong focus on crime prevention create a very safe environment for citizens and international students.


This safety, coupled with the beautiful landscape of this island nation make the land of the rising sun a wonderful place to study and explore. Popular destinations for students include Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world by population; Kyoto, a romantic city containing some of the most popular Japanese architecture; and the Shiritoko National Park, which provides breathtaking insight into the pristine Japanese landscape. Whether you prefer city or country, Japan has endless amounts of entertainment for those looking to study abroad.