Japan’s excellent education system continues to draw a lot of international students. To accommodate this influx of non-Japanese students, the country is working to establish an inclusive atmosphere that allows for their seamless integration.
Acknowledging the importance of cultural diversity and the interchange of different viewpoints, schools and universities have instituted various strategies to cultivate individuals with a global mindset.
Creating support programs
Japanese educational institutions have implemented specialized support programs to cater to the unique requirements of international students. These programs include language support, cultural orientation and academic guidance.
Creating buddy systems
Buddy systems pair local students with foreign counterparts, fostering cross-cultural friendships and enhancing appreciation for diverse traditions. The buddies serve as mentors, providing guidance and support to navigate various challenges.
Diversifying the curriculum
To promote cultural understanding, educational institutions are incorporating diverse perspectives into the curriculum by introducing topics related to global issues, history, and culture.
Making international exchange programs available
Schools actively participate in international exchange programs to allow interaction for foreign students with peers from different countries. These programs are tailored to foster intercultural competence, empathy, and cooperation for citizens living in an interconnected world.
Promoting cultural exchange
Cultural festivals organized by the school and local community provide platforms for foreign students to showcase their traditions and customs, promoting understanding and appreciation among students and the community. These initiatives reflect Japan's dedication to inclusivity, fostering an inclusive society by implementing supportive programs, encouraging peer interactions, diversifying the curriculum, and promoting cultural exchange.