About Life in Japan

About Life in Japan

Much of the charm of studying abroad is that it allows one to interact with locals and get firsthand experiences in a different culture.

Since ECC is a technical college, overseas students and Japanese students learn in the same building and they can always socialize with each other. At the ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages, overseas students of the Japanese course and Japanese students of other courses can do club activities, chat with each other in the student’s lounge and participate in events like BBQ parties after school.

Japan

Japan

What comes to your mind when you think about Japan?

An economic superpower represented by company names such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, and Uniqlo?
Animated cartoons like One Piece and Doraemon?
Traditional sports such as Judo, Karate, Kendo, and Sumo?
Japanese foods like Sushi, Sukiyaki, and Okonomiyaki?
Japanese music or entertainers?
Or Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, Kinkakuji temple, and Kabuki?

Each of these things is an expression of Japan, however, there are many other aspects.
You can not see and experience the real Japan until you have lived here as a student.
By comparing Japanese culture with your own culture, you will discover new aspects of your own culture.
In class we invite you to tell us about your experiences in Japan.

Osaka

Osaka

ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages is located in Osaka which is in the center of Western Japan. It is everything you would expect from the second biggest city after Tokyo.
We have all the things you typically find in a major city, including shopping malls, leisure facilities, and cultural and educational institutions.
Osaka even has an amusement park called USJ (Universal Studios Japan) that is based on a world famous American film studio.
For overseas students, the great appeal of Kansai is that rent and the cost of food are much less expensive than in Tokyo. Although Osaka is a huge city, it is very livable. In particular, Osaka is known for its reasonably-priced and delicious food.

Another benefit of living in Osaka is that you have the opportunity to experience Japanese traditional culture and history, because Kyoto and Nara are so close. Nara is considered the cradle of Japan, and Kyoto was the capital of Japan for 1,000 years. You will understand Japan more deeply if you visit ancient temples like Horyuji.

Shopping

Shopping

For grocery shopping, small neighborhood supermarkets are inexpensive and convenient. And if it's late, there are 24hour convenience stores.
For clothing, large supermarkets and chain stores near the station have a lot of variety and are also inexpensive. Also, you can find extremely fashionable clothes in the department stores in the center of the city near the school.
If you want to buy any electrical appliances such as computers, go to the big appliance stores near school.

Entertainment

Entertainment

TV is the most common form of entertainment so it is only natural that foreign students watch TV to study Japanese.
Of course, it's good to listen to Japanese outside the classroom, so watching TV is no substitute for preparation and review of your lessons. Therefore, students are encouraged to view TV-watching as a leisure activity, that can be fun to do after they have finished their assignments.
Some students enjoy going to video game arcades. There are lots of entertaining arcades near the school and with moderation they can be a lot of fun. It is recommended to avoid getting too absorbed in them as there have been instances where students have ended up wasting significant sums of money and time playing them.

On days off, going to museums and experiencing Japanese culture and history through historic spots and areas are the activities that we feel all foreign students should experience. We sometimes take field trips to visit old temples in Nara and Kyoto.
Visiting famous recreational areas can also be good for a change of pace.

“Work hard, and have fun!” - this is the secret to enjoying your time in Japan.
So study with all you' ve got, and have a great time too!

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Email: nihongo@ecc.ac.jp
Tel: 81-6-6372-1444

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