MINNA was originally established in Osaka, Japan in 2017, with 3 co-founders from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Tokyo branch opened in May 2021, followed by our first overseas office in Vientiane Capital, Laos, in July 2022.
Our main objective and priority are contributing to the 3 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN), providing opportunities to access the high quality education in Japan for students from South East Asia countries (SDG4) and contributing to making better settlements , inclusive, safe and resilient living of the foreigners’ community in Japan (SDG11).
MINNA Education, Vientiane office was established in July 2022, with the purpose of promoting opportunities in the field of education and investment in Japan. We also have offices in central Tokyo and Osaka, which are ready to support our clients, from the first step of applying for studies, obtaining visa, assist their settlement while living in Japan until returning to Laos.
Our Vision: To be the pioneering force in promoting learning opportunities and strengthening the global perspectives for students and young people in Laos through education and living experiences in Japan.
Our Missions: “Empowering Dreams, Enabling Global Citizens”: At Minna Education (Laos), our mission is to provide one-stop services for unparalleled guidance and support to aspiring individuals in Laos, facilitating access to world-class education and living experiences in Japan. Through personalized consultancy, cultural immersion, and innovative solutions, we aim to nurture global citizens who transcend boundaries, fostering a harmonious exchange of knowledge, ideas and friendship between Laos and Japan.
4 REASONS TO STUDY IN JAPAN
World Top Quality in Education and School Facilities
Japan is renowned for its exceptional education system, offering high-quality instruction in subjects such as literature, mathematics, and the sciences. All universities in Japan fall under the regulation of the Ministry of Education and Technology (MEXT), ensuring that certificates from Japanese universities are widely recognized and accepted. Additionally, there is a wide array of courses available to foreign students across various fields, facilitating their studies and research efforts. Furthermore, the Japanese government prioritizes the provision of effective student facilities, including the establishment of libraries in diverse locations, the offering of free language and cultural courses in each city, and the availability of scholarships from both government and private sectors.
Safe Environment and Excellent Medical
Japan is consistently ranked as one of the safest countries in the world, with low crime and drug rates compared to other developed nations. Tokyo and Osaka are also recognized as one of the safest cities globally. Despite occasional natural disasters, Japan maintains high safety standards, thanks in part to its advanced earthquake-proof technology, which has been a leader in global safe infrastructure for over four centuries. Moreover, Japan boasts the highest average life expectancy in the world, as reported by the World Health Organization. This is partly attributed to the country's exceptional and affordable national health insurance system, which provides access to an excellent medical system for all.
Opportunities to Study and Work in Japan
Japan has a high proportion of elderly people, which is leading to a shortage of labor for the country's development. In 2020, 23% of the Japanese population was over 64 years old. As a result, the Japanese government is currently prioritizing policies to attract foreign workers. Furthermore, the labor shortage in Japan has worsened after the COVID-19 pandemic. To address this issue and bolster economic growth, the opportunities for foreigners to work in Japan have been expanded. According to Japanese law, foreign students can work a maximum of 28 hours per week, which is typically sufficient to cover living expenses and monthly tuition fees. With the rising demand for labor, the prospects of finding full-time employment for those learning Japanese language are also increasing. Therefore, studying in Japan can enhance your prospects of securing a desirable full-time job and a higher income.
Nature, People and Unique Cultures
Japan is a very safe and convenient country with an excellent public transportation system. Additionally, the increasing number of airlines operating from various parts of Asia makes visiting family in Laos or traveling during free time from study or work easy and convenient. Studying and living in Japan offers the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the country's unique history, nature, culture, and art. It also provides a way to learn more about the Japanese people, their diverse culture, and society through language learning. These aspects are believed to contribute to self-understanding, personal value, cultural appreciation, and the ability to contribute more value to society in the future.
WHY CHOOSE US?
MINNA was established in Osaka, Japan in July 2017, with the main purpose of supporting foreigners for their settlement and long-term-living in Japan.. In August 2022, MINNA established an office in Vientiane, Laos to provide education consultancy for Lao students who are interested in studying in Japan.
These are reasons why you should apply to study in Japan with MINNA:
Beside having office in Vientiane, Laos, we also have offices in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, along with a network of Lao people and Lao students in Japan. We are ready to provide support and advice from the start of planning, before departure, during your stay in Japan and until returning to Laos.
Provide one-stop support services from Japanese language preparation courses, translation and coordination of documents, applying for a VISA and COE, plane ticket reservation, support for applying with private apartment, bank account, phone number, internet, etc.
Experienced team in education, working industry, business and investment, as well as having team of accountants and lawyers in Japan, who are capable of attentively giving advice and support to students and provide clear and accurate information.
We guarantee for reasonable costs. In many cases, it is possible to get additional discounts than applying in person. This is due to the fact that we have offices in Japan and also have close relationships with other companies that support foreigners in Japan.
Having information and networks in every major city in Japan. so that we can recommend suitable courses, schools and best option for students
Provide advice, guidance and training before interviews. This will increase the chance of getting admission from school, COE with immigration office in Japan and getting VISA in Laos.
Vientiane Saphir Building 2F, Saylom Road, 258/16 Hatsady Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capitals, Laos.
(+856) 021 253 790
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