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Kickstart Your Japanese Series

Follow the steps laid out in these six articles and your approach to studying Japanese will undergo a transformation! 

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How to apply for a student visa to study in Japan

A student visa is one of the easiest to get and our a GaijinPot Student Placement Program will help you through the entire process.

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Reasons your Japanese student visa may be declined

Avoid these common mistakes when applying for your Japanese student visa to make sure that your application is not going to be declined.

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How to change your student visa to stay in Japan

If you are currently studying at a language school in Japan and want to either continue your studies or you want to start working full time, you will need to change the status of your visa.

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The basics of working as a student in Japan

Most language schools will divide the lesson schedules into a morning or afternoon classes. This gives you lots of time

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Jobs in Japan for bilingual foreigners

Learning Japanese can open a wide range of career opportunities for you, both in Japan and abroad.

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Why study abroad in Japan at a Japanese language school?

If you are thinking about studying in Japan now might be the best time for you to learn Japanese and use your skills to further your career.

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What you need to know before studying abroad in Japan

Studying abroad at a Japanese language school in Japan is a fun and rewarding experience. Here's what you need to know to get started.

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Things to consider when looking for an apartment in Japan.

Many students are surprised to find out that Tokyo is not that expensive of a city to live in. Japan

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Job hunting tips for students in Japan

When applying for jobs through GaijinPot the two key points to remember are, write a professional and job specific cover letter and make sure that your resume is up to date and formatted properly.

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Documents needed to apply for a student visa

As one may expect, in order to apply for a student visa in Japan a number of official documents are

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Interviewing tips for getting a job in Japan

You’ve received an email from a potential employer that they’re interested in interviewing you. Fantastic! Now, you just have to

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Sorting your garbage according to the rules

Japan takes recycling and garbage separation very seriously and it can be one of the most daunting and confusing things

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