Myanmar students throng Japan Education Fair 2014 in Yangon

Japan Education Fair 2014
Japan Education Fair 2014 at Sule Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday is packed with students and their guardians enquiring about the newest information of Japanese academic institutions for their further studies in Japan. Photo Ye Myint

Yangon, 30 Sept— With as many as 18 stalls for Myanmar students planning to pursue their studies in Japan, the Japan Education Fair 2014 took place in Yangon on Tuesday with advice-rich seminars presented by officials organizing the Fair and individual consultations conducted by participating institutions. The Japan Education Fair is organized by the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, Japan Student Services Organizations (JASSO) and Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA). The fair, now in its tenth anniversary as Japan education seminar in Myanmar, was the first of its kind to showcase a wide panorama of Japanese higher educationto an audience of students who recently passed the matriculation examinations, university students and young people in Myanmar. The fair was also significant that it took place on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Japan that falls in 2014. “Last year, we had only 140 Myanmar students gathered at the education seminar. This year, the target number is more than 700, JASSO Vice President Yonekawa Hideki told The New Light of Myanmar, saying that the fair would be successful and seeing as much as students possible. The fair will be of great benefit to Myanmar students with enthusiasm for studying in Japan as they will be provided with the newest information about national and private universities and language schools in Japan through seminars and stalls offering various courses in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, agriculture, fisheries, veterinary, medicine, nursing, engineering, visual and performing arts, etc. “I am here to enquire about Japanese language schools”, an 18-year-old final year student at University of Distance Education told the NLM. “I am now taking a Japanese language course in Yangon. My aim is to do a video editing course in Japan”, she voiced. According to the Japanese embassy, more than 1,000 Myanmar students are studying respective courses in Japan and Myanmar people have gone to Japan on educational trips since 1943. Now, Myanmar ranks 10th in the number of international students in Japan.

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