Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN


Student Voice




University/Institution Name

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)


APM (Strategic Management and Organization)

Period of study abroad

April 2020 - March 2024

What did you do before studying in Japan?

I was in Japanese high school for 6 months with Asia Kakehashi project 2018 and Studied Japanese and English in Myanmar.

Why did you chose to study in Japan?

I love Japanese culture and the living style of Japanese people. I want to enjoy more in being Japanese university student life. Also want to continue Japanese studying.

How did you prepare for studying in Japan?

To be honest, when I was in Japanese high school as an exchange student, I decided to continue my education in Japan. So, I started searching for universities in Japan through websites, Ojeic and etc. I tried my best in studying Japanese and English as well because it is difficult to survive in Japan without knowing Japanese. After that I collected the data of myself which I must give to university to apply. Then I applied and passed their steps and I am here!!!

How is your student life in Japan?

There are a lot of things and memories too say as a student in Japan. First of all my study, as I am studying business and also as an English based student, I would say it is really fun to study with a lot of friends around the world. For part time job, I learned a lot about Japanese working style and learn some new real Japanese words which are not that useful in Japanese study books. In the holidays I usually works but sometimes my friend rent a car and we go somewhere around Kyushu for day trip. Of course, there are a lot of challenges to study in Japan. First thing first which is Japanese language, second is cultural shocks and third is homesick. But I become use to with all of these challenges little by little.

Any message and/or advice to those who wish to study in Japan?

If you want to come to Japan, just try your best. Nothing is impossible. Just one thing is study Japanese before you come to Japan.