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Challenges of Studying Abroad in Japan as a Singaporean

Being expected to perform on par with Japanese peers is a major hurdle faced by international students in Japan. Nevertheless, Tan Aik Hui, the president of Singapore Students’ Association in Japan (2019-2020), describes his own experience studying as an undergraduate student in Tokyo as transformative. Find out what are some of the cultural differences and language barriers he faces, and how he overcomes those challenges.


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