Why Study In Japan Essay

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Here is the essay named "Why do you want to study in Japan / What is your purpose to study in Japan". There is no requirement on the word count. The essay is used to apply for a scholarship to study in Japan. I would be grateful if you could help me and give feedback on this, especially your precious experience for a scholarship essay. Thank you very much! :)

My very first approach to Japan commenced when I was a child, thanks to a travel guide book as a birthday gift from my aunt. The country then became an interesting destination in which I was deeply interested. I always wanted to study Japanese language as a compulsory subject but at that time there were no high schools that offered such a program in Vietnam. It was until I entered university that I began my Japanese study in a language center in Ho Chi Minh City - where I had the chance to study with dedicated and energetic Japanese teachers. They had taught me a lot of things, not only the language itself but also the living, culture and manner of the Japanese. It has been years studying, and my big love of Japan has been fired so drastically that Japanese people have left a lasting impression on me. I find them so devoted, even in small and minor work. They tend to spare a high level of conscientiousness in all aspects of their work to achieve the greatest productivity and result. That's an amazing aspect that I always want to learn from them directly in the beautiful Japan territory.

In addition, I am excited to exchange my culture with people in Japan. It's all about sharing cultures and making the world more international, which globally ensures high integration among nations. On my way of mastering Japanese, I have befriended with some Japanese friends on Couchsurfing, a traveling application. They came to Vietnam and had me become a guide of the city. We also met each other when travelling to other places. It was awesome to talk to them and they always long for my arrival in Japan to share me more interesting things about their home country. Personally, I think everyone we meet daily has their own stories that each of us can be a listener, to enjoy and learn from. As a country with cutting-edge education innovation, Japan attracts a great number of international students every year. This possible become a very good chance for me to acquire much knowledge with students of different nationalities.

Last but not least, in recent years, the global economy has achieved a high rate of growth, which has brought about a variety of innovations in production and marketing, application, and function of commodities. And Japan turns out to be no exception. Since Japan is a trade-oriented country, facilitating trade not only in commodities but also in services could contribute to maintaining the global environment, developing technologies, and creating a market for new services. In the recent years, economic cooperation is a key aspect of the bilateral relationship. Japan is Vietnam's fourth largest strategic trade partner after China, the United States, and South Korea. Likewise, Japan is currently Vietnam's third-largest export market behind China and the United States. Studying in Japan therefore gives me more realistic view on the global economic situation. Then when I come back to my home country, by learning from the Japanese working manner, the living culture as well as the innovative education system, I therefore will be able to work for Japanese enterprise in order to promote such a big trade between the two countries.


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Now let's have a look to your essay.

The above essay is well-written. I can see the reason why you want to study to Japan. Still, I suggest you to link your reason with your aims specifically. You wrote many things that attract you to study in Japan and if you link it with your specific dreams, let's say to be an engineer, it will make your essay looks better. You can also correlate your previous background of study and the things that you want to polish or develop by studying in Japan, or the benefits that you will get only in japan regarding to your previous experience (either working experience or previous degree of study).

Try to create an impression of what the benefits that you can get through achieving a scholarship and link it with your personal aims and background; make it detailed as possible. You can search for the example of a good scholarship essay in the internet. Also, don't forget to answer the prompt of the essay. Wish you luck. Regards.

Hello ichanpants89,

Thank you very much for your feedback which is very helpful! I have re-written my essay as follows (with the red one I've just addded). Actually, there is no requirement on the word count but it is recommended that each easy should not be too long. There is another question for the future plans and how we can get it if you get the scholarship of the University. So perhaps, I may not need to include my personal aims and background in this essay.

My very first approach to Japan commenced when I was a child, thanks to a travel guide book as a birthday gift from my aunt. The country then became an interesting destination in which I was deeply interested. I told myself that one day I would be in Japan, fall in love with it and enhance the economic relationship between Japan and my home country. I always wanted to study Japanese language as a compulsory subject but at that time there were no high schools that offered such a program in Vietnam. It was until I entered university that I began my Japanese study in a language center in Ho Chi Minh City - where I had the chance to study with dedicated and energetic Japanese teachers. They had taught me a lot of things, not only the language itself but also the culture and living manner of the Japanese. It has been years studying, and my big love of Japan has been fired so drastically that Japanese people have left a lasting impression on me. I find them so devoted, even in small and minor work. They tend to spare a high level of conscientiousness in all respects of their work to achieve the greatest productivity and result. That's an amazing aspect that I always want to learn from them directly in the beautiful Japan territory.

In addition, I am excited to exchange my culture with people in Japan. It's all about sharing cultures and making the world more international, which globally ensures high integration among nations. On my way of mastering Japanese, I have befriended with some Japanese friends on Couchsurfing, a traveling application. They came to Vietnam and had me become a guide of the city. We also met each other when travelling to other places. It was awesome to talk to them and they always long for my arrival in Japan to share me more interesting things about their home country. Personally, I think everyone we meet daily has their own stories that each of us can be a listener, to enjoy and learn from. As a country with cutting-edge education innovation, Japan attracts a great number of international students every year. This possible become a very good chance for me improve my Japanese competency and to acquire more knowledge from students of different nationalities.

Last but not least, in the recent years, the global economy has achieved a high rate of growth, which has brought about a variety of innovations in production and marketing, application, and function of commodities. And Japan turns out to be no exception. Since Japan is a trade-oriented country, facilitating trade not only in commodities but also in services could contribute to maintaining the global environment, developing technologies, and creating a market for new services.During my previous degree, I have got down into the general international trade and it came to me that in the recent years, economic cooperation is a key aspect of the bilateral relationship. Japan is Vietnam's fourth largest strategic trade partner after China, the United States, and South Korea. Likewise, Japan is currently Vietnam's third-largest export market behind China and the United States. Studying in Japan therefore gives me more realistic view on the global economic situation.I believe that the outstanding practical courses of Global Business offers me the opportunity to acquire what I need the most. Human networks are also essential throughout the field work. Building human networks with specialists of international development sector and interacting with as many as other peers who have the same goal as me is a very important task during my stay in Japan. Then when I come back to my home country, by learning from the Japanese working manner, the living culture as well as the innovative education system, I therefore will be able to work for Japanese enterprise in order to promote the trade between the two countries.



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Globalization has reached the Education sector too. Each year, more and more students go study abroad. This trend is only going to increase. While the US are still the most sought destination, Japan is becoming more and more popular among young people. And it has become a great destination for them. Japan, new land of opportunity? Yes!

Here are the Top 10 reasons to study in Japan:

1) The Japanese language is not difficult!

Really, Japanese language is not so difficult as it may seem to be. Many students become fluent within a year. Each year, thousands of international students graduate from Japanese language schools, mastering the language. Schools in Japan know how to do it: their students enroll knowing little or no Japanese. They leave being fluent. Of course, that requires dedication and hard work. But it is possible. And as you will see below, knowing the language will open many doors to you – and for your career. Further, the Japanese language is much more than the usual language skills. The non-verbal cues are extremely important to communicate in Japan. Becoming familiar to that will enhance your communication skills wherever you go on the world.

 2) Compared to other popular study-abroad destinations, Japan is quite cheap

One year tuition fee in a Japanese school or university costs about 6,000$. That’s half or even the third of what would cost equivalent studies in the US. Or in the UK, to name just two of most popular destinations. Likewise, the cost of living is lower in Japan (we will discuss that in another post soon). On top of that, many scholarships are awarded to international students. With or without scholarship, studying is Japan may bring the best value.

3) The quality of Education in Japan is high

Whether you simply want to study the language or want to enroll in a higher education institution, you can be sure of one thing: the quality of teaching will be high. This is just the rule in Japan: services are top-notch, and that includes Education. Evidence of that is showed by the high number of Nobel Prizes awarded to Japanese people (the highest in Asia, and second in the World since 2000) and the statistics provided by the OECD (for example: Japan constantly has 10 or more universities among the top-200 in the world, Japan is always among the world leaders in literacy).

4) A Large choice of institutions to choose from

Japan has about 800 universities. And countless Vocational schools and Language Schools (to integrate higher education institutes, you may have to first study at a Language School). As the Japanese government has pledged that it wants to double the number of international students by 2020 (to reach 300,000), institutions have more and more programs for foreigners. International students are really welcome, if not wanted. For example, that will shows in the fact that more and more programs in Japan start in September to accommodate foreigners, instead of April. Whatever your field of Education, whatever your skills, the possibilities are almost limitless. The choice is truly yours.

5) Japan, a great school … of life

Living abroad – wherever that may be – is a great school of life. Japan even more so. In Japan, you will learn so much. For example, did you know that in Japanese, one seldom uses the pronoun “I” in comparison to westerners? That might be a detail but it actually tells a lot. Oriental philosophy, Japanese way of thinking … New perspectives. A new world will open up to you in Japan.

6) “Arbeit”: how to make your studies in Japan even less expensive

As we saw above, the cost of studies in Japan is rather low compared to other developed countries. In addition to that, another nice local feature may make your studies even less expensive. In Japan, foreign students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week. Most international students decide to work. And they do find jobs easily. So it will really be up to you whether you need the extra income. It could cover your daily expenses. It could enable you to go out more, to travel. The choice is really yours in Japan!

7) After graduation, many job opportunities await in Japan

You will love Japan and chances are you will want to stay after your studies. That would be a good decision because the Japanese job market is extremely fluid. And the demand for language-skilled, international-oriented people is always strong. Basically, you would appeal to so many (big) Japanese companies that you would have no issue finding a job, regardless of the industry you choose. The job market is that good. As a matter of fact, 50% of Japanese companies are eager to find foreign graduates from Japanese schools. Last but not least, in Japan wages are high for qualified jobs.

8) As a matter of fact, many job opportunities await anywhere

Having studied in Japan – and thus speaking the language – will be greatly viewed if you decide to come back home, or go to another country. Your new skills and experience will be assets for you to find good jobs. Japanese big companies have branches all over the world. And, since Japan has such a powerful economy, companies abroad look at the Japanese market with interest and therefore hire people with your profile. Thanks to your new experience you will stand out.

9) Discover a unique culture

Japan is unique in many ways. Studying in Japan will bring you more than a new language and/or a new degree. You will learn on a personal level, as was mentioned before. But you will also discover a new culture, new arts, new hobbies maybe, a new way of life for sure, combining traditions and modernism. In no other country will you experience such contrasts. High technology everywhere … Deeply rooted traditions everywhere as well. And yet a unique, harmonious and serene environment. Japanese culture is ingrained in business too. Japanese creativity makes for reputed engineering and famous designers.

10) Simply: Life in Japan is GREAT!

Japan is the third economy in the world. Life there is very comfortable. It may be the safest developed country. The Health insurance system is good. The (public) transportation is reliable. The services are second to none in the world. People are known to be generally very welcoming, respectful and polite. Japan boast some of the most amazing nature sceneries. Food is very healthy (surely one of the reasons why Japanese have the highest life expectancy in the world). Unemployment is low (see 5)). And we could go on and on. What’s not to like? Don’t make us wrong: there is no such thing as the perfect place. But surely, one of the best reasons to study in Japan is that it is a great place to live in.

 

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