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TopMBA.com looks at how and why international business schools have firmly established their niche in the Japanese educational market

They provide a viable solution both to foreigners and Japanese nationals who seek to remain in Japan for the duration of their studies, yet want to embark on a well-recognized, English-taught international MBA.

There are a number of reasons why foreign business people embark on MBA programs offered by foreign universities in Japan. Most students want to continue full-time employment, with an assured income, while upgrading their skills and improving their employability in the fiercely competitive Japanese job market.

Fast Facts

  • The world’s third-largest economy, after the US and China
  • Currency: is the yen (¥ or JPY)
  • Capital city: Tokyo
  • Consists of thousands of islands, of which more than 400 are inhabited
  • The four largest islands, which make up 97% of Japan’s total area, are Honhū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku