Considering the need for global talent pool and the existing problem of aging population, Japanese government in the year 2008 launched a campaign to promote foreign students to study in Japan. As per 2014 survey Japan has 1,84,155 foreign students and the government targets at having at least 3,00,000 foreign students in Japan by 2020.
While most number of foreign students comes from countries like China, Vietnam, South Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, we find fewer numbers of Indian students marking their entry to Japan, mainly due to Language concern. However with the strong Indo-Japanese bilateral relationship gaining momentum, the churn out of Indians students to study in Japan has been on a considerable rise.
Furthermore, Japan has a strong education system with deeply enrooted cultural values, world class curriculum in science, mathematics, technology. Their curriculum emphasis on learning each concept with complete understanding by gaining clarity on why, how and what aspects of the concepts learnt by students. One can find a disciplined way of education system functioning in the Japanese Universities/Colleges. The credits for Japan’s successful economic development and rapid economic progress, has been majorly attributed to their education system. These aspects clearly illustrate the takeaways foreign students will have by pursing their education in Japan.