What is your education level?
What is your current (or most recent) job?
When did you apply to come to Japan originally?
How do you think that as a student in Japan that you will add benefit to Japan society?
Most international students decide to come to Japan to study because they love Japan and Japanese culture. Many of them return to their home countries after graduation and become the biggest source of information about Japanese culture. In addition, there are many international students who want to stay in Japan and contribute to the country. After watching the government’s decisions throughout the year, I feel that international students who are always on the back burner and are always at the bottom of the priority list feel as if they are being treated like abandoned children. I really want to be with Japan no matter what happens, even if there is an earthquake, but I feel uneasy thinking that I am being put on the back burner and will be left alone again if something happens in the future.
What will it mean to you if there is another delay for students to be able to come to Japan?
After more than a year of waiting, the only word that comes to my mind is “despair”. You can’t stop or grab it, and the youth that doesn’t come back disappears and dies.