Why is Japan, particularly its Kansai region,
such a good place for international
students to study?
In general, the climate throughout most of Japan is temperate, making Japan a comfortable place to live and study. Due to the length of the Japanese archipelago, stretching from 20° to 45° latitude north, Japan's climate varies considerably between the southern- and northern-most regions. Hokkaido in the north is a winter wonderland with long winters while Okinawa in the south enjoys a subtropical climate. This puts the Kansai region at the heart of Japan. Come here and you'll find yourself enjoying each of the four seasons.
Japan has a rich culture from established traditions to the latest fashions and technology. The culture of modern Japan is rich in variety -- featuring traditional culture such as Noh, Kabuki, tea ceremonies, Japanese-style gardens, bonsai, and sumo, as well as modern popular culture such as anime festivals, manga, and video games.
Located in the center of the Kansai region, there was once an ancient capital in Osaka just like the old cities of Kyoto and Nara.
Japanese people are polite, friendly, and well-educated, making Japan a pleasant and very safe country to live in. Enroll in Osaka University and whether you live in a school dormitory or a private apartment, you’ll be able to concentrate on your studies and research.
If you are a gourmand, studying in Japan becomes that much more fun!
Not only has traditional Japanese cuisine, "washoku," been recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, but good restaurants abound in every Japanese city with reasonable prices and excellent fare. Home-grown favorites you're sure to enjoy include "takoyaki" and "okonomiyaki."
As you may already know, Japan is one of the world's leaders in "high tech."
Not only will you be able to pursue studies and research in advanced technology at Osaka University, but you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge technology in your daily life in Japan.
Manufacturing is one of Japan's strengths and its industries include automobiles, consumer electronics, industrial robots as well as social robots (such as ASIMO, AIBO, and wakamaru) and much, much more.
Thus, as you near graduation from Osaka University, you'll find job opportunities opening up for yourself both in Japan and elsewhere thanks to the knowledge and experience you're sure to gain here.
For general information on studying in Japan, see Information on Study
in Japan at the Japan Student Services Organization website.