Japan and its Culture
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The Government of Japan (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, also known as MEXT, Monbu-Kagaku-Shō, is one of the eleven Ministries of Japan.) offers scholarships to foreign students who desire to study at Japanese universities as postgraduate / research students every academic year. Successful applicants receive round-trip airfare, exemption from school fees and a monthly allowance. Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Guyana, Suriname, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago are all eligible to apply in the current fiscal year for this prestigious scholarship.
The Application Period for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2024 is CLOSED!
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If you are interested in studying in Japan, you can visit the following website. This site offers comprehensive information for prospective students, both within Japan and Internationally.
STUDY IN JAPAN is an essential guide for international students considering study in Japan
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The Japanese Education System
The Education Order of 1872 resulted in the first Modern School system being established in Japan. This system modeled European Education systems. In 1947, Educational reforms occurred. The Fundamental Law of Education emerged from the reform, which addressed new aims of the reformed educational system: to contribute towards the peace and welfare of society, to holistically develop the person, and to engender a love for truth and justice among the student population. Declarations of Academic Freedom, equal opportunity and coeducation are key principles of the system.
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JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme
This programme enables local authorities to employ foreign youth as Assistant English Language Teachers (ALT’s) for Japanese students from Elementary to High School Level. The Programme began in 1987 with cooperation from governments of participating countries. Since then, over 70,000 people from 75 countries have participated in the Programme, making it one of the largest cultural exchange programs in the world! In addition to being proficient in the English language, prospective ALT’s should be interested in Japan’s rich culture, and should also be willing to promote international exchange at the community level. Nationals of Trinidad & Tobago are eligible to apply for this program.
Application open every year.
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, please click this links :
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
JET Participants Reports from JAPAN
There is no compensation for the contributing piece, as it is purely voluntary. Each piece is about 3 - 4 paragraphs.
The series pieces are posted on the Embassy's Facebook page, Instagram account and the Embassy’s Website.
1. JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme Series - Participants Reports from JAPAN
2. MEXT (MONBU-KAGAKU-SHO) Scholarship Programme Series
3. Friends of Japan Series
Culture & Education | Japanese Education System | Study in Japan | MEXT Scholarship Programme | JET Programme