Anonymous sent: Mio san!! Can I ask you for advice? I want to study and perhaps work in Japan because I love Japan since I was little. Is there any particular course that easy to get? Some say medical in Japan is hard because they use Japanese in naming every cells. What about IT, engineering? Or any other course
I’m not really sure. I just know that everything is pretty much hard over. Especially entrance exam and final exam. For example, to become an art teacher (If you didn’t know already, I’m an art major so I know more about that field) before you “finish” your degree, they test you on your drawing ability by drawing it as close to the real thing. They judge you from the scale to the shading. It doesn’t even matter if you want to be a web design professor, you have to know your basic.
I feel that a lot of foreigners usually get jobs here by getting there degree back home and finding jobs linked to the Japanese market. And the medical field is rather complex because they do use different terminology and acronyms that most foreigners wouldn’t use. And specific fields may or may not exist in Japan or categorize as something else. It’s very complicated, really.
I wouldn’t really know what to recommend, I have foreign friends who comes to Japan as English teachers (a lot of them actually) and few friends who are here through research (she’s studying noh dance). I think it would be best to just look up programs that are available for international students. It can range from pastry baking (very big deal here, but also very strict and limiting) to business. Just look for specialized training college in Japan.
I hope this help, because even I’m unsure what people may say is easy.