Links on Study and Research in Japan
Overall Guides for Students
Student Guide to Japan is a very good starting place.
Information on Study in Japan at the
Japan Student Services Organization contains a wealth of information.
Study in Japan:
Comprehensive Guide is another information-rich official site.
International Students Guide Book includes some good general information.
Raccoon Association Guide for International Students in Japan
consists of links and lists collected by/for foreign students in Japan.
Specific Scholarships and Programs
Monbukagakusho (Monbusho) Scholarships (Chicago Japanese Consulate) outlines the program.
has information on cultural exchange programs for Ph.D. level scholars
(in English and Japanese).
The University of Tokyo Special
Graduate Program for non-Japanese Students in Mechanical, Electrical,
or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary
program with a fair number of
Practical Guide to Working as a Scientist in Japan (by Robert W. Ridge)
provides advice, experiences, and anecdotes.
Japanese Science: From the Inside. (by Samuel Coleman. Routledge,
1999. ISBN 0415201691). focuses on career structures and
Working In Japan, An Insider's Guide for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition
(Hiroshi Honda. ASME Press, 2000. ISBN 0791801527.)
discusses trends and issues, and includes anecdotes.
Science, Technology and Society in Postwar Japan. (Shigeru
Nakayama. Kegan Paul International, 1991. ISBN 0710304285.)
has big picture discussions of science and culture with lots of facts
and historical perspective.
Next: Links to Some Top Universities