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3 fields to study in Japan

Do you want to study abroad in Japan, but are not sure what to study? Find out why Japan is the best place to get a degree in Engineering, Teaching and Business...

Foreigners flock to Japan for its great culture, safety, and unbelievable cuisine, but Japan is also one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. They lead with innovative businesses, technology, research and numeracy and literacy rates. Japan’s focus on education not only allows the country to succeed globally, but offers incredible opportunities for those that want to study in Japan. Here are just three incredible career paths offered in Japan...

 

Engineering

Japanese businesses need engineers; especially those that know what they are doing and can speak the language. Because Japan is so technologically advanced, companies like Toyota, Sony, Nintendo, and more offer opportunities for graduates to jump into well established (and well paying) organizations right away.

 

While there are many opportunities for engineers that specialize in robotics and computers, Japan also leads the world in earthquake engineering. Because there are so many earthquakes, engineers have taken the initiative to create safer cities and attempt to minimize damage caused by these frequent shocks.   

 

The University of Tokyo, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Kyoto University all have strong engineering programs.

 

Teaching

Teachers in Japan, especially those that can teach English, are some of the highest paid teachers in the entire world, with the largest salaries paid by private schools and universities. This pay, coupled with one of the largest job markets in the world for English teachers makes Japan – Tokyo, specifically – one of the hottest spots for foreign teachers.

 

The University of Tokyo, too, is one of the best universities to study a degree in education in Japan.

 

Business

Especially if you are looking to complete a master’s programme in business, Japan is the place for you. Many people use an MBA programme in Japan to later get a job because the vast majority of established Japanese businesses are open to hiring foreign students when they have an understanding of Japanese culture. MBA programmes, as well, generally have a higher enrolment of women than programmes in other countries, which can lead to less sexism in the hiring process at major corporations.

 

A career in business in Japan also opens the door to working in other countries, as Japan is increasing its global reach. Depending on the company and your job, you may be able to create a global career working with a Japanese business. Both Keio University and Waseda University have strong business programmes. 

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Ella Frazer is a student at the University of Puget Sound studying English Literature and Religion. She is currently studying abroad in London and is busy enjoying the collection of museums, constantly losing her way, and being of legal drinking age. When she is not writing for Hotcourses Abroad, you can usually find her searching for manuscripts at the British Library.