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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by majisuka(m): 11:00am On Jul 22
peacefull:


Wow!!
I hope you are enjoying life in Japan smiley

About government scholarship, I hope you know what many Japanese students also face the problem.

Sorry, your English is difficult to me.
I maybe still not understand well what you said embarassed
I will read again and I wanna understand well.

Thank you for telling me your opinion.
I appreciate you!
I like to hear what foreigners think about Japan and Japanese.
I can learn many things!

I'm sorry for writing my opinion in difficult English! Next time I will use languages that is easier to understand.
I agree with you, even for Japanese students the government scholarships are sometimes problematic.

NaotoKan:


Furthermore, the birth rate in Japan is plummeting rapidly and according to a recent study published in the Lancet, by the end of this century, Japan's population ditto Spain will be reduced by 50%. Prior to Covid-19, some universities merged due to declining students' applications as a result of low birth rates. With Covid-19 and remote working and studies, more universities will either close or merge especially those in hinterlands. Lest I forget the debt levels of the government and low population of young people to pay it forward as regards to the pension system.

More like stagnating birth rate rather than declining, its TFR (total fertility rate) has been stuck below replacement from freaking 1970s at 1.4-1.5, which is its ratio now. It declined temporarily from 1.4 to 0.9 (!!!) during the economic bubble period in early 1990s though.

NaotoKan:

If Japan is to sustain her strides in development, science and technology amidst the competition from Korea, China, India and in the future Indonesia Nigeria ...

Fixed wink

NaotoKan:


She's really shooting herself in the foot because with the declining birth rate and disproportionate number of foreign students in language schools instead of degree awarding institutions, it will be hard to attract talents and compete in an increasingly competitive world.

I'm under impression that they like it that way, because language school students don't cost them anything. It's even the students who pay through tuition fees, not mentioning many try so hard to get to Japan by paying (or owing) a lot of money through middlemen/agents.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 4:19pm On Jul 22
NaotoKan:


First, I must commend your improvement on written English. I'm delighted because it really shows that practice makes improvement. Well done.

To your questions: I compared Japan to those countries because Japan's economy can be compared to them including patents' applications, trillion dollar companies and status in the global community. I didn't say Japan should copy America's working lifestyle but like Majisuka said, having the US style PhD study in Japan will endear many bright students to Japan. Currently, the vast majority of foreign students are in language schools not degree awarding tertiary institutions. Also, in the Amazon link I posted, the author explains why institutions in the US have been consistently the best because she attracts the best and brightest. This is evident by the disproportionate number of American schooled winners of the Nobel, Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Abel Prize etc.

Furthermore, the birth rate in Japan is plummeting rapidly and according to a recent study published in the Lancet, by the end of this century, Japan's population ditto Spain will be reduced by 50%. If Japan is to sustain her strides in development, science and technology admist the competition from Korea, China, India and in the future Indonesia, she has to change her educational system to attract talents. Prior to Covid-19, some universities merged due to declining students' applications as a result of low birth rates. With Covid-19 and remote working and studies, more universities will either close or merge especially those in hinterlands. Lest I forget the debt levels of the government and low population of young people to pay it forward as regards to the pension system.

Thank you so much!
I'm still not give up learning English.
I will not give up smiley
I appreciate you!!

And Thank you for taking your time.
I really appreciate you!!

I need take time for reading.
I wanna understand well smiley

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 4:31pm On Jul 22
majisuka:


I'm sorry for writing my opinion in difficult English! Next time I will use languages that is easier to understand.
I agree with you, even for Japanese students the government scholarships are sometimes problematic.



More like stagnating birth rate rather than declining, its TFR (total fertility rate) has been stuck below replacement from freaking 1970s at 1.4-1.5, which is its ratio now. It declined temporarily from 1.4 to 0.9 (!!!) during the economic bubble period in early 1990s though.



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I'm under impression that they like it that way, because language school students don't cost them anything. It's even the students who pay through tuition fees, not mentioning many try so hard to get to Japan by paying (or owing) a lot of money through middlemen/agents.

Oh! No no no!!
My English skill is bad.
That's why difficult to me.
My fault.

If I made you feel so bad, I'm so sorry.
I'm apologies you.
I never meant make you feel bad.
I'm really sorry.

What you wrote is very helpful to me!
Like text book.
I can learn more English!
And I really appreciate you about sharing your opinion to me!!
Thank you so much!

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 4:54am On Jul 23
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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by majisuka(m): 3:59am On Jul 30
Just in case someone need this info. Kyushu University's Engineering school is looking for new PhD students, including from Africa.

Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by Tobiea: 10:43am On Aug 15
Hello guy, how is life in Japan for students? I have the option of choosing between Switzerland (Basel), Czech and Japan for my semester abroad? Can one get a job in Horoshima, Japan easily??
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by majisuka(m): 10:05am On Aug 20
Finally had my first plate of Jollof Rice at African Home Touch, Roppongi. There's a lot of other West African (almost all of them are Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes) to choose from but too bad I wasn't in a mood of very adventurous options like egusi or pepper stews with eba sides. I guess it's kinda authentic because the owner is a Ghanaian and she told me that the Nigerian version isn't that far off than its Ghanaian counterpart. For someone unfamiliar with it, the jollof plate itself tasted like a smoky Nasi Goreng (Indonesian black fried rice) with some hint of tomato paste . Would definitely come back if I have chance or happen to be around Roppongi to sample the stews though.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by Johniegram26(m): 1:52pm On Aug 20
majisuka:
Finally had my first plate of Jollof Rice at African Home Touch, Roppongi. There's a lot of other West African (almost all of them are Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes) to choose from but too bad I wasn't in a mood of very adventurous options like egusi or pepper stews with eba sides. I guess it's kinda authentic because the owner is a Ghanaian and she told me that the Nigerian version isn't that far off than its Ghanaian counterpart. For someone unfamiliar with it, the jollof plate itself tasted like a smoky Nasi Goreng (Indonesian black fried rice) with some hint of tomato paste . Would definitely come back if I have chance or happen to be around Roppongi to sample the stews though.

boss when i come to japan...i will love to connect with you boss
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by blackbriar: 1:00pm On Aug 21
majisuka:
Finally had my first plate of Jollof Rice at African Home Touch, Roppongi. There's a lot of other West African (almost all of them are Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes) to choose from but too bad I wasn't in a mood of very adventurous options like egusi or pepper stews with eba sides. I guess it's kinda authentic because the owner is a Ghanaian and she told me that the Nigerian version isn't that far off than its Ghanaian counterpart. For someone unfamiliar with it, the jollof plate itself tasted like a smoky Nasi Goreng (Indonesian black fried rice) with some hint of tomato paste . Would definitely come back if I have chance or happen to be around Roppongi to sample the stews though.



This is really poor jollof rice by Nigerian standard.
Please next time try the Eba and egusi . It’s purely Nigerian and cannot be below par.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 2:26am On Aug 23
majisuka:
Finally had my first plate of Jollof Rice at African Home Touch, Roppongi. There's a lot of other West African (almost all of them are Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes) to choose from but too bad I wasn't in a mood of very adventurous options like egusi or pepper stews with eba sides. I guess it's kinda authentic because the owner is a Ghanaian and she told me that the Nigerian version isn't that far off than its Ghanaian counterpart. For someone unfamiliar with it, the jollof plate itself tasted like a smoky Nasi Goreng (Indonesian black fried rice) with some hint of tomato paste . Would definitely come back if I have chance or happen to be around Roppongi to sample the stews though.


Looks delicious!!

Long long time I didn't visit Roppongi embarassed
I wanna try to go to one Nigerian restaurant in Shinjuku one day.
When I searched Nigerian restaurant in Tokyo, I'm always see that restaurant.

I wanna take my husband to that restaurant smiley

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 2:27am On Aug 23
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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by majisuka(m): 5:08am On Aug 24
blackbriar:



This is really poor jollof rice by Nigerian standard.
Please next time try the Eba and egusi . It’s purely Nigerian and cannot be below par.

Yeah definitely, they seem very interesting and I like spicy food too. I found that from the patrons in that eatery, the way the dough and stew are eaten is also very unique. I thought it's similar to how to eat Indian thick curry (with naan, chapati, paratha, or kulcha) but boy I was wrong. It seems one has to dunk their fingers directly into the stew instead of using the staple as spoon to scoop out the solid contents of the stew.

I don't know what makes a jollof rice good, I'm a complete beginner in Nigerian cuisine. Does it have to do with the color and spiciness? BTW the jollof rice I had wasn't spicy at all.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by OgaLanister(m): 3:25pm On Aug 26
Is it that there is no Nigerian currently studying in any of the Japanese universities who could guide some of us on how to gain admission into any of the national Universities in Japan for either undergraduate or post graduate study.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by JustEdward(m): 5:14pm On Aug 26
OgaLanister:
Is it that there is no Nigerian currently studying in any of the Japanese universities who could guide some of us on how to gain admission into any of the national Universities in Japan for either undergraduate or post graduate study.


I got tired oh, because I haven’t seen any Nigeria student there in Japan as I heard their Visa is very tedious
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by blackbriar: 12:18am On Aug 27
OgaLanister:
Is it that there is no Nigerian currently studying in any of the Japanese universities who could guide some of us on how to gain admission into any of the national Universities in Japan for either undergraduate or post graduate study.

Oga this has been answered numerous times on this thread., which is only 27 pages.
Japanese student visa is very easy to get, just present your admission letter.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by NaotoKan: 2:49am On Aug 27
blackbriar:


Oga this has been answered numerous times on this thread., which is only 27 pages.
Japanese student visa is very easy to get, just present your admission letter.

Please check your mail, it's quite urgent.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 8:10am On Aug 27
JustEdward:



I got tired oh, because I haven’t seen any Nigeria student there in Japan as I heard their Visa is very tedious

Why?
What made you tired?
I have seen Nigerian student on this topic.

What is bad or wrong if Japan visa is very tedious?
Please I want you to teach me!
I wanna learn from you.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by OgaLanister(m): 9:13am On Aug 27
blackbriar:


Oga this has been answered numerous times on this thread., which is only 27 pages.
Japanese student visa is very easy to get, just present your admission letter.

Not making reference about the visa but about getting the admission. Like do Japanese schools request for IELTS from Nigerians?
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by OgaLanister(m): 9:28am On Aug 27
JustEdward:



I got tired oh, because I haven’t seen any Nigeria student there in Japan as I heard their Visa is very tedious

I noticed so too. In other travel threads you get to meet students giving their first hand experience and also guiding prospective students on steps to follow.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by uchman(m): 10:12am On Aug 27
OgaLanister:


I noticed so too. In other travel threads you get to meet students giving their first hand experience and also guiding prospective students on steps to follow.

Japan thread is very dull, few posts just because no one volunteers to help others...
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by majisuka(m): 11:27am On Aug 27
uchman:


Japan thread is very dull, few posts just because no one volunteers to help others...

OgaLanister:
Is it that there is no Nigerian currently studying in any of the Japanese universities who could guide some of us on how to gain admission into any of the national Universities in Japan for either undergraduate or post graduate study.

From my personal experience, there is indeed very few Nigerians in Japanese universities. It's even easier to bump into other major African countrymen/women here (for example Kenyans or Egyptians, although they are also few and far between). I think it's the same in most other top 12 universities here in Japan. During my 4 years stay here, I only encounter three Nigerians among a student body of 12000 in my university. Knew another guy from other Japanese university during a conference too. I was pretty close to two of these guys and I recall they were the only ones of their kind in the university. They grind all the way to be admitted to and eventually graduate from the university. These folks are bright, passionate, and really hard-working students even by Japanese standard, one even was in the Dean's list.

They cited that it has to do with popularity of universities in Anglophone countries among prospective Nigerians and Japan as a country seems to be extremely foreign in your countrymen's mind. Not to mention that the ministry of education of Japanese (MEXT) and their universities don't know (or fail, or somehow just don't care) how to reach out to recruit more qualified Nigerians. Add that with the fact next to none of those who get in are active in Nairaland (none of the guys I mentioned earlier certainly have Nairaland account, I always ask this question to any Nigerians I encounter here), and voila, you are left in the dark.



I posted a bit of info and tips about the admission for graduate school a few months back. I think you can navigate a little further for other info.

majisuka:
Just an info for you guys from an insider (as well as some Sub-Saharan African students I get along with in the university). Apparently the Ministry of Education of Japan (Monbukagakusho) is trying to increase African student quota in Japanese universities, perhaps as an effort to spread the soft power into the continent. I'd say African applicants are given a little bit more leeway to obtain the scholarship, provided one already has gotten an approval from a prospective supervisor/professor. For the procedures, required documents, and deadlines, you can check out the website of Embassy of Japan in Nigeria (I'm not gonna spoon-fed you guys, I'm busy and there is Google to help you out). The website is here btw https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2019/04/17/scholarships_2019_e.pdf

On the other hand, they are decreasing 90% (perhaps even more) of post-graduate scholarships to Asian countries (especially other East and Southeast Asians) that it's almost impossible for them to get one now except if the applicant is truly exceptional or even a superhuman shocked. Basically the are abolishing scholarship for those folks. Till a few years ago they are the workhorses of many labs here (as graduate students), but due to this 'woes', many professors and principal investigators (PIs) are struggling to recruit new people. For example, my PI now has to put a couple of our projects on hold due to lack of new grad students. My friend's lab even got severely downsized and close to disbandment due to lack of manpower. Too bad they are sometimes don't know that they can recruit very good students from Africa but alas very few have connection to do so.

Now it's up to your effort because the next is the hardest part. Please read and study thoroughly some scientific journal articles that suits your academic background and try to come up with ideas. Be sure as well to check the professor's current projects in each lab's webpage (typically in top universities a lab/research group has a functioning and updated website) before doing so. You are also encouraged to check their relevant publications, which are often posted in the website too.

Afterwards, try to contact them in professional manner, that is, introduce yourself and give a brief academic background and explain your plan in the lab and Japan (as well as the research idea you conceive). You are needed to attach your CV/resume along with the first communication e-mail so that the professor can be ascertained that you are indeed willing to join the lab. Be patient to wait for the responses because they are super busy (sometimes up to a week). They only recruit very good (even though raw talents) students with strong grasp of respective field's concept so be very, very prepared. Upon convincing the professor that you are worthy to be the member, you'll subjected to entrance interview and test, which is just as rigorous and depends on down to the policy of the department the lab belongs to. Yes it's easy to get scholarship up to a point you earn trust from the prof but in the test they will try to weed out those who don't have the basic concepts. Some universities have low acceptance rate even for Master and PhD level entrance.

I know you Nigerians are very hard-working given being in conductive situation. Good Luck.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 1:59pm On Aug 27
uchman:


Japan thread is very dull, few posts just because no one volunteers to help others...

Wow.....
This is very heartbreaking.

Many peoples wrote their advice and sharing information on here.
Please, you want them to write same thing over and over again?

I even used my time to called immigration for you.
Because I wanted help you.
I sent you messages to inform about that.
But you are ignoring my messages.
Maybe my information was useless or meaningless.

Please, Why are you saying no one volunteer to help others?

Or I misunderstanding your English?
If I'm misunderstanding you, I'm very sorry.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by tolfa(m): 10:47pm On Sep 06
For those that want to see how beautiful Tokyo is....watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrMo14cr-qY
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by OgaLanister(m): 11:50pm On Sep 19
I greet everyone. Please, what's the Covid19 situation presently in Japan pertaining to opening up of their air ports and embassies world wide?
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 8:23am On Sep 20
OgaLanister:
I greet everyone. Please, what's the Covid19 situation presently in Japan pertaining to opening up of their air ports and embassies world wide?

smiley

Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 8:37am On Sep 20
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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by OgaLanister(m): 10:42pm On Sep 22
peacefull:
smiley
Thanks for the information.
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 2:42am On Sep 23
OgaLanister:
Thanks for the information.

You are welcome!
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by 4everEdward(m): 9:07am On Sep 28
Hello good morning everyone, so that means we Nigerians can’t apply for any scholarship in Japan right now. No entry for Nigerians
Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by peacefull(f): 2:05pm On Sep 28
4everEdward:
Hello good morning everyone, so that means we Nigerians can’t apply for any scholarship in Japan right now. No entry for Nigerians

What I read from news paper on internet is Japan resume entry for international students on next month.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by temitope23(m): 7:19pm On Sep 28
peacefull:


What I read from news paper on internet is Japan resume entry for international students on next month.

I've been going through your diary, and I must say you are doing a great job. With time you'll get better.

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Re: Japanese Visa And Travelling To Japan by 4everEdward(m): 9:36pm On Sep 28
peacefull:


What I read from news paper on internet is Japan resume entry for international students on next month.

I have been following you for one year now, you have been such a great help in this thread God or whatever you serve bless you....

Which school admit nigerians...

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