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Recognition of Japanese Universities outside Japan

Squexy

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Hi, I plan to transfer to a Japanese University to study law because I wishi to work with International Relations, but before choosing which University I would like to know how well know are the japanese Universities outside Japan? For example there are universities like Stanford or Harvard that are know around the world, so you can find job an any country, is there any university in Japan that is recognised in other countries?
If i graduate in a big Japanese University will it be difficult to find jobs at South east Asian countries, Australia, Europe, Canda , South Korea or US?
 

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When you say study law, do you mean a JD or LLB? I don't know Japanese University offer JD or LLB or their own legal program, Japan is a civil a law country, so it's legal system is very different from that of Commonwealth country and the USA.

No university in Japan can compete with Harvard, Yale etc in terms of reputation, employability and brag-ability, not even close, especially law school...like seriously...no comparison.

Why would you want to study law in a Asian country?? American Law school should be your first choice, followed by British law school then Australian law school. I would never study law in a non-English speaking country.

Also Japanese MBA programs are (very) crap even among Asian/Australian MBA. Insead (Singapore), HKUST (China) and Ceibs (China) are top Asian MBA programs ranked among the best in the world and no Japanese MBA program is even in the top 100 (ft ranking). Probably why Japanese economy has been in toilet for the past 20 years.

You can get JD/MBA combined from Melbourne Uni in just three years, where as typical American JD is three years. And Melbourne Law School is ranked no 5 in the world by QS. The only two American Law is better than Melbourne, that's Harvard and Yale.

So in conclusion, if you want to study Business or Law, avoid Japan...
 
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where do you want to practice? That's probably where you should study
 

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When you say study law, do you mean a JD or LLB? I don't know Japanese University offer JD or LLB or their own legal program, Japan is a civil a law country, so it's legal system is very different from that of Commonwealth country and the USA.

No university in Japan can compete with Harvard, Yale etc in terms of reputation, employability and brag-ability, not even close, especially law school...like seriously...no comparison.

Why would you want to study law in a Asian country?? American Law school should be your first choice, followed by British law school then Australian law school. I would never study law in a non-English speaking country.

Also Japanese MBA programs are (very) crap even among Asian/Australian MBA. Insead (Singapore), HKUST (China) and Ceibs (China) are top Asian MBA programs ranked among the best in the world and no Japanese MBA program is even in the top 100 (ft ranking). Probably why Japanese economy has been in toilet for the past 20 years.

You can get JD/MBA combined from Melbourne Uni in just three years, where as typical American JD is three years. And Melbourne Law School is ranked no 5 in the world by QS. The only two American Law is better than Melbourne, that's Harvard and Yale.

So in conclusion, if you want to study Business or Law, avoid Japan...

I want to study International Relation, but I got an information that this course those not exist in some universities in Japan and that law would be the closest to what I want, I chose Japan because I know that there is a big soccer university league in Japan and I would like to combine it with studies
 

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I want to study International Relation, but I got an information that this course those not exist in some universities in Japan and that law would be the closest to what I want, I chose Japan because I know that there is a big soccer university league in Japan and I would like to combine it with studies


That's your priority?

Unless it's Tokyo University, otherwise don't bother.
 

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I have a friend going to Todai and he doesn't have very many good things to say about it. TBH, if you want a quality education, you should play soccer elsewhere.
 
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