There are some peculiarities of student life in Japan. One of them is the club activity culture. By participating in its clubs and extracurricular activities, students are able to develop teamwork. In addition, in that short period of time, the ability to deepen the bonds between students and to overcome obstacles together is also developed. This ability is the key to getting a job at a Japanese company.
Many students in Japan are involved in extracurricular activities at junior high school, high school, and university. I myself was a member of the soft tennis club from junior high school to high school, and a drama club at university. We had early morning practices, as well as shared dormitory living, and attended practices and meetings on the weekends as well! . When you listen to my story up to this point, you’ll think to yourself, 「How do Japanese students manage to balance their studies, personal life and extracurricular activities?」 You may wonder if you are getting the most out of it, and feel the peculiarities and anomalies of student life in Japan.
I believe that this club-centered student life is the root of the skills that Japanese companies look for in their recruits. I think that This ability is exactly what we call “Japanese communication”. When you think about getting a job in Japan, you should be able to have a hierarchical relationship between senior and junior workers and solve problems together. Teamwork is required for this. They follow the order in which food is distributed in shelters when disasters such as earthquakes and floods occur. and the way they encourage each other to get through difficulties together is often reported in the international media as It has been described as 「the Japanese national character of helping each other and being disciplined.」 This is also a Japanese characteristic of communication, which is naturally cultivated through club activities in student life. It’s an ability.
It takes a lot of courage for those of you who are thinking of studying in Japan to participate in this Japanese club activity. It may be that. You may not have many opportunities to study abroad and participate in extracurricular activities in junior and senior high school, but you may be able to participate in a college club I believe that you can understand and learn Japanese communication just by doing so. In fact, an Australian man I worked with for one year in my university’s theatre club came back to Japan and worked with a Japanese American There are students who have succeeded in finding a job in a Japanese company after gaining part-time experience. I would like to support you in your study abroad in Japan and your student life.