This situation has been leading to very negative impacts on the image of the Vietnamese community in Japan; causing DHS to face stricter management policies of the Japanese Government. Most importantly, being forced to drop out of school and deported back home also made DHS’s journey to realize the dream of studying abroad ended while it was still unfinished.


So why this confusion? The increase in the rate of international students being deported back to their home countries makes the Approval of Japan Student Visa< /a> become more difficult? How are international DHS management policies (especially DHS Vietnam) adjusted? Is studying in Japan still attractive if DHS has limited earning opportunities? What are the challenges and opportunities for students who are aspiring to study abroad; aiming to live and work in Japan for a long time with good benefits?

The fact that there is too much conflicting information with the above open issues has made many young people who are planning to study abroad to be afraid. Even give up on your dreams. Before giving specific explanations and sharing, Jellyfish Vietnam would like to confirm that: Opportunities are still there for international students in Japan. With prerequisites: do not think to equate Studying in Japan and exporting labor.

Study in Japan and Labor export cannot be equated just because of the type of Study Abroad, also known as Study Abroad.

Study abroad is usually divided into 2 categories: Studying abroad independently and studying abroad by receiving a scholarship.

As of the end of 2017, there were about 61,671 Vietnamese DHS (in 1972 this number was recorded as 773) studying in Japan. In which, 80% of DHS come to Japan in the form of self-sufficient study abroad.

Since 2011, the concept studied in Japan just studied just made began to appear as an alternative to self-sufficient study abroad, gradually becoming popular and really booming in the last 3 years. This concept comes from part-time job opportunities for international students in Japan.

Meaningful part-time work creates opportunities for DHS to increase communication; help DHS integrate faster in the new environment. With the money earned from part-time jobs, if spent properly, DHS can fully cover its monthly living expenses. However, as opportunities for part-time work become more and more open, temptations also come and international students face the challenge of not being able to balance study and part-time work. Over time, studying abroad gradually became a disguise for DHS to make money, with the mistaken belief that it was easy to achieve both goals of having a lot of money and having a degree.

We need to determine that the essence of studying abroad is to improve knowledge and serve a long-term career later. This is a long term investment. If you do not want to spend time investing, and want to make money quickly, you should reconsider your plan to study in Japan. Do not equate studying abroad in Japan and exporting labor.


1. Current status of Vietnamese DHS in Japan through talking numbers:

– Vietnam ranks 2nd in the Top countries with the most DHS to Japan.

– The average number of Vietnamese DHS going to Japan has increased by 15% annually and shows no sign of decreasing.

– 28 is the maximum number of hours a week DHS is allowed to work overtime in Japan. But there are many DHS Vietnam have been working up to 20 hours/day.

– The Japanese government issued a decree on August 22, 2017 to expel more than 6000 Vietnamese international students who worked more than 28 hours a week in 4 prefectures Fukuoka, Osaka, Kagawa, Tokyo.

– 2556 is the number of crimes committed in Japan by Vietnamese people. Ranked 2nd in the total number of crimes committed by foreigners in this country.

– Vietnamese students are among the top 5 countries subject to stricter policies on entry to Japan since mid-March 2017, along with China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka.

It can be seen that the Vietnamese DHS community in Japan has been making great contributions to the economic development as well as the diplomatic relationship between Japan and Vietnam. Male. However, in the face of the current situation of students, students rush to find ways to study abroad to work part-time to earn money due to a misunderstanding about “Study in Japan and export labor” makes public image The Vietnamese DHS currency is depreciating a lot. With such negative numbers, DHS Vietnam is facing 3 biggest challenges.

2. Challenges from the adjustment of management policies of the Japanese Government

– The number of students approved by prestigious Japanese language schools will be more limited because schools are very careful in screening applicants; At the same time, the Japanese Ministry of Justice in 2018 will close 50% of Japanese language schools (new establishments that cannot prove their ability to train or those that have been in operation for a long time but have a high rate of students fleeing).

– The failure rate of the COE/Visa to study in Japan is increasing due to the strict approval process of the Immigration Department of Japan and the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. stricter.

– The possibility of extending a student visa and converting to a work visa is low due to improved admission conditions.


Japan is the champion of FDI in Vietnam this year 2017
Japan is the champion of FDI in Vietnam in 2017

Another question arises: Why is studying in Japan so attractive to young Vietnamese?

The most important reason is the opportunity for career development after completing the program. Japanese enterprises are constantly pouring investment capital into Vietnam. Therefore, job opportunities are very open to students who know Japanese and understand how to work with Japanese people.

Why Japanese businesses are more and more preferred first use international personnel
Why Japanese businesses are increasingly prioritizing international staff

Besides, Japanese businesses increasingly prioritize using international human resources.

Japan will still be a promised land for DHS Vietnam when job opportunities in Japanese enterprises or Japanese-invested enterprises continue to increase. Because, whatever the initial impulse that made DHS choose Japan, the destination will always be associated with job opportunities.

Adjustments in the management policy of the Japanese Government are only intended to limit the status of international students coming to Japan for improper purposes. The main reason is due to your misunderstanding about studying in Japan and labor export; leading to a large increase in the number of DHS running away. If you love Japanese culture, country and people; desire to experience advanced education and seek long-term career opportunities; With a clear study plan and financial ability, the opportunity to come to the country of the Rising Sun is always open to you.

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