Japan is one of the most modern and most traditional societies in the world. A leader in telecommunications, the entertainment industry, engineering, manufacturing, and business management, Japan also respects its Shinto and Buddhist heritage. These traditions prize nature and quiet meditation, in contrast to modern Japan's bullet trains, neon-bright cities, and consumer electronics. We encourage you to explore this paradox.

Whether you take a hike near Mount Fuji, view a traditional sumo wrestling match, or participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, you are sure to experience incredible new things when you study abroad in Japan.