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.
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.
Comments from Kaskus:
Japan is so expensive! Studying there for a month is equivalent to studying for a year in Indonesia.
Will Japanese professors slap a student, similar to the slapping incident in Korea?
We should be proud since the Japanese government is interested in Indonesian students…
This is in total contrast to Indonesia which plans to eliminate the English language from primary school. This is proof that [English] is important.
You might no longer be a virgin after returning from Japan. What do you think? LOL.
I’m totally interested if they can provide full tuition coverage.
Wow, I really want to study in Japan so I have the chance to meet Sola Aoi [a Japanese porn star].
This is good news! This way, more Indonesians will be smart in technology.
I will go immediately if they provide bursaries and scholarships.
I love my own nation [Indonesia] more…
The Indonesian government should look at the culture and education in Japan and perform some self-evaluation on themselves.
I will register myself as a gigolo in Japan. I heard the Japanese boys are way too shy.
Wow, Japanese girls are pretty cute.
What do you think? Is Japan an attractive destination for education?