Japanese Government Wants More Indonesians To Study in Japan

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The Japanese Government Wants More Indonesian Students To Attend Universities inJapan

“We expect more Indonesian students to study in Japan since there are large quotas for international students to study in our country,” said Professor Masami Hagiya, Dean of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology University of Tokyo, in Jakarta on Saturday.

Based on the 2009 data, there were 716,353 Indonesians students making up 20 percent of the foreign students learning the Japanese language. As of 1 May 2011, the number of Indonesian students in Japan is only 2,162 people, which is far below the Japanese government’s target of 300,000 foreign students in 2020.

There is a striking comparison between the number of Japanese language learners with the students who have the opportunity to study in the Sakura Country.

On Saturday (26/1), The Embassy of Japan in Indonesia held a promotion to attract students via Japan’s Global Education Exhibition 30 at Atma Jaya Jakarta University.

For Japan, a Japanese project under the name Global 30 was launched since 2009. This program aims to provide greater opportunities for non-Japanese citizens to study in various universities of the Sakura Country.

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The event is represented by 16 Japanese universities with different faculties offering various concentration of studies.

Those universities include: University of Tohoku, University of Tsukuba, University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Chiba University, University of Technology Toyobashi, and Hiroshima University.

According to Professor Hagiya, students from Indonesia should not worry about the Japanese language being a difficult factor for them.

“A number of universities will open their courses with English as an introductory language for international classes. Students will slowly learn the Japanese language outside of the formal curriculum,” he said.

“The most important assets for studying in Japan are the English language, broad vision and a high interest in research,” he said.

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Comments from Kaskus:

Gchamp:

Japan is so expensive! Studying there for a month is equivalent to studying for a year in Indonesia.

craycent:

Will Japanese professors slap a student, similar to the slapping incident in Korea?

elangmsgL

We should be proud since the Japanese government is interested in Indonesian students…

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user11:

I think it’s better to study in South Korea instead… Its people are good-looking after plastic surgery. The nation’s technology is also as advanced as Japan.

moyyo32:

This is in total contrast to Indonesia which plans to eliminate the English language from primary school. This is proof that [English] is important.

randyarmy:

You might no longer be a virgin after returning from Japan. What do you think? LOL.

2593000:

I’m totally interested if they can provide full tuition coverage.

kontrolBESAR

Wow, I really want to study in Japan so I have the chance to meet Sola Aoi [a Japanese porn star].

rastasep:

This is good news! This way, more Indonesians will be smart in technology.

adjago:

I will go immediately if they provide bursaries and scholarships.

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sicknewbie.red:

I love my own nation [Indonesia] more…

adiknya.petruci:

The Indonesian government should look at the culture and education in Japan and perform some self-evaluation on themselves.

badmintondc:

I will register myself as a gigolo in Japan. I heard the Japanese boys are way too shy.

speleng:

Wow, Japanese girls are pretty cute.

What do you think? Is Japan an attractive destination for education?

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  • Erick

    so… what’s hip in Japan today?

    Electronics? I’m sure I hear Samsung, or other Chinese and Taiwanese brands nowadays. Not to mention Western brands.
    Business? Singapore, China and Hong Kong are the most dynamic market in Asia.
    Popular arts? Korea and their effeminate boybands and bling bling girlbands. Oh and K-dramas. Taiwan’s entertainment industry is still alive too. I guess Japan still have manga, anime, and games superiority.
    Farming? China.
    IT? China, a country full of hackers and reverse engineers (Those Great Firewalls need experts too). There’s also Korea, with its blazing fast internet infrastructure (the second fastest internet in the world, number one being Hong Kong) and Samsung mobile technology.
    Industry? China. Definitely.

    tl;dr; this is still a good offer, but I’d rather be somewhere else :))

    • Majek

      lol, you forgot two most important things – job and living ;)

      • Erick

        Cost of living in Japan is very high, and I’m not sure it’s immigrant friendly, at least compared to S’pore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

        And what about job? Pretty much what I listed above are about job demands from other Asian countries.

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          Japan is as immigrant friendly as mainland China and Korea, probably more so. I can’t say about S’pore or Malaysia as I have lived there.

    • y.m.

      out of all those, Japan has the best balance in all.

      • Erick

        Why do you need “balance” in your study?
        I’m pretty sure I’d rather go to specialist to study.

        For example, if I want to study about massive civil engineering projects, I’d rather go to a country who build crazy amount of dams :D
        That kind of thing.

        • y.m.

          lol im guessing you never actually studied outside of your country haha

          • Please, think…

            Nor you. hahahaha

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          Depends on what level we are talking about. At primary level, we need a balance so we can have a good ground knowledge and then what interest us, we can persue later.

          You wouldn’t teach a kid of four to focus on just one subject when that kid might suit something else.

          But at Uni level, you should know what you want and that is pretty much when people specialise in it.

          Saying that, most people end up in a field that isn’t related to their degree.

          And if you want to study civil engineering projects, you’d go to an institute that has a good record of teaching that rather than a said country.

      • Please think…

        well you are entitled to your opinion no matter how wrong you are.

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          And you are entitled to your opinion no matter how wrong you think the original opinion holder is.

    • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

      Electronics? I’m sure I hear Samsung, or other Chinese and Taiwanese brands nowadays. Not to mention Western brands.

      ———————————————————————-

      Samsung for Phones and TVs. LGs for TVs (phones not as popular). Japanese electronics have declined but Sony is still a leading brand and PS4 will help wih that.

      Business? Singapore, China and Hong Kong are the most dynamic market in Asia.

      ———————————————————————-

      Yup, pretty much. Though China has it’s issues.

      Popular arts? Korea and their effeminate boybands and bling bling girlbands. Oh and K-dramas. Taiwan’s entertainment industry is still alive too. I guess Japan still have manga, anime, and games superiority.

      ———————————————————————–

      Korea is basically K-pop. The dramas are big but when you consider the level of drama available in Asia, that isn’t saying much. Even East Enders has better acting than Korean dramas. Taiwan may do well in China and other Chinese speaking countries, but not so big elsewhere. I can’t name you a single Taiwanese drama or entertainer.

      Anime and Manga are still huge. Korean and Chinese versions of these (though there are a few good ones) have a lot to do even before catching up here.

      Farming? China.

      ———————————————————————–

      If you want heavily pesticide food that could poison you, yeah, go ahead.

      IT? China, a country full of hackers and reverse engineers (Those Great Firewalls need experts too). There’s also Korea, with its blazing fast internet infrastructure (the second fastest internet in the world, number one being Hong Kong) and Samsung mobile technology.

      ———————————————————————–

      They (China) still need experts in this field. Most of the time their hacking is easily traced and people know who is doing it. But since it is China, they can’t really do much about it other than attack them in the same way. Reverse engineering? I just see them make the same thing. It isn’t hard to do when you get a product and make a sub-standard version of it (I am looking at you car manufacturers). Korea does have fast internet, but they were slow on the WIFI uptake. It is in most places now, but fast is relative. I had the same speed back home in the UK. It just depends where you are.

      Industry? China. Definitely.
      ———————————————————————–
      Cheap labour. Why not?

      Personally, if you gonna be working with your own business from a Western Nation, than China is the best bet. Cheap labour, people who take shit but won’t give you any back and pretty much, if you’re in a bind, just pay your way out. Korea is bit more developed China.

      As long as you’re white, you’re pretty much good if you have money.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Don’t wanna be anywhere near the nuke meltdown if you asked me.

  • carmouflagger

    Japan-Indonesia relationship… hmmmn *scratches chin*

    • Please think…

      Why would you scratch your chin? you should learn from your betters… /s

  • http://syscon.ssu.ac.kr/ Thanh Phú

    Is that Korean’s 삼색의 태극 in the last picture? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taegeuk

  • Kohai

    If you are looking to emigrate after your studies, at least at the undergraduate level, because trying to get visa sponsorship from a Japanese company will be very hard because you have to be able to do something that a local can not do. Being fluent in Japanese and whatever language you speak in Indonesia is not enough.
    The most likely outcome will be that you will employed by a Japanese company with the express purpose of going back to Indonesia helping the Japanese company break into the the Indonesian market. In most fields, except in IT, there is a pushback against having non-Japanese, regardless of fluency , in large corporations in Japan, Smaller companies not so much.
    Learn the language, learn the tech and be prepared to parlay that back home regardless of whatever you hear.

  • elizabeth

    Translation – Japan wants your money.

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