Frequently Asked Questions about Study in Japan

  1. What is the seasonal weather like in Japan?

With an average temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit, winters are extremely overcast, chilly, and frigid. Japan’s climate is generally overcast, with temperatures ranging from 35 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit on average per year. Japan’s summers are brief, lasting fewer than three months, and are about 79 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature.

  1. Which Japanese cities are the most ideal for foreign students?

Tokyo, the country’s capital, is home to about 100 colleges and universities, including several highly regarded institutions like the University of Tokyo. Tokyo, which was also voted first, is the ideal city for you if you adore New York.

  1. Which cities in Japan offer the best job opportunities?

Other cities like Osaka are famous for IT and tourism, Kyoto has strong manufacturing companies, Yokohama is famous for its infrastructure industry and Sapporo will give you job options in Tourism and hospitality.

Tokyo is the city where you would find job opportunities in almost all the fields from teaching and tourism to electronics and entertainment with the most urban population in the country.

  1. Which big companies have offices in Japan?

Accenture, SAP, IBM, Google, and Amazon are the IT and services companies that reside in Japan.

Mitsubishi Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Sony Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mizuho financial group, and Softbank are the big company names in Japan related to trading, banking and automobile sectors.

  1. How many Indians live in Japan?

The migration of Indians in Japan started early in the 18th century with few Indian businessmen settling in Yokohama with their families. However, later in the 2000s, many Indian IT professionals were hired to work in Japan followed by employment in the Food industry, Textiles, Automobile parts, Indian Handcrafts, and Jewellery.

There were around 28,047 Indians living in Japan as per reports until the year 2014.

  1. Can I get Indian food in Japan?

The Indian curry is also loved by the Japanese people and is one of the top Indian dishes here. You may find some difference compared to the traditional Indian taste, but these restaurants will surely satisfy your Indian food cravings. Other than Tokyo, you can find Mughal in Kyoto, Bindu and Namaste, The Maharajas in Osaka and Delhi Dining, and Nakshatra restaurant in Yokohama.

In Tokyo, you can try Indian foods at Annam Indian Restaurant, Andhra Dining, Priya Indian Restaurant, and Dhaba India. You will find Indian food mainly in big cities like Tokyo and Osaka.

  1. How is the Japanese work culture?

Japanese workers don’t call each other by their first names, which is very common in most other countries’ offices. The office environment is formal and might be a surprise for your co-workers if you are too casual at work. The office hours are long and you may end up partying with your co-workers after work. Japan’s work culture is different compared to the American work culture. Also, Japanese employees don’t make big decisions without any advice from their seniors. Japanese work culture focuses on group-wise development rather than individual progress.

  1. Can I get Asian cuisine in Japan?

Tokyo is the best place to get Asian cuisine as it is full of restaurants serving delicious Asian dishes. Other than Tokyo, Osaka is another destination famous in not only Japan but in Asia for foodies to try out authentic Asian dishes.

Sushiryori Inose, Kikko, Hakata hot pot Oyama are some popular restaurants serving Asian food. However, Asian food is available in abundance all over the country with a variety of dishes.

  1. Can I study in Japan on a Schengen visa?

As Japan is not a part of the Schengen zone which comprises 26 countries, you cannot enter or study in Japan on a Schengen visa. The Schengen visa allows staying for 3 months in any country of the Schengen zone. You have to follow the general visa/student visa procedure for studying in Japan.

  1. Where can international students in Japan work part-time?

Part-time jobs can be found in convenient stores and shops as a shop assistant, sorting jobs at transp. International students can work anywhere except for Night clubs and Pachinko Parlours, etc.

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