Learning Japanese – How relevant is it to our graduates? What salary can one expect??

Learning Japanese - For Graduates?

In the previous blog (4th Jul 2013), we saw that learning Japanese has compulsions grounded in career opportunities. Why else would schools boards such as CBSE introduce (very basic Japanese) at school level! Now lets get a little specific.

Learning Japanese - How is it relevant to our graduates?

  1. What exactly are these opportunities?
  2. Learning Japanese - What’s in it for home makers ?
  3. Higher studies?
So lets consider taking them one by one & analyze them. Learning Japanese - What salary can one expect??  There is typically science, arts, medicine, engineering, legal,  business administration & teaching streams. Though there are others, these typically are what one would call as the formal mainstream.

The first and the most important point to note is that, learning Japanese & acquiring good skills in the language is complimentary to these programs. ThLearn Japaneseus learning Japanese reinforces & substantially opens up new avenues for our graduates.

So lets say you are a plain, non professional stream, graduate..what are your career options in terms of jobs? Civil services, “Sarkaari Naukri”, BPO, Sales etc.  To make it a little complex, lets say that you are graduate in a “non English medium” stream (would you be reading this :{ ) or you are at a PUC/ (+2) level & could not pursue further studies. Honestly there aren’t many compelling job options other than clerical stuff. By the way I don’t mean to demean clerical jobs. Any set up needs dedicated & competent clerical cadre to excel overall as an entity. My point is about those who got into it out of compulsion. I am excluding civil services. As regards BPO, well..its fine.. but it does not leave you , over a period of time, with any professional skills that you can "keep" as yours & leverage. If! That’s assuming that you have a natural flair for sales & you have not taken to sales as a last resort. Today, opportunities that come by learning Japanese language are staring at those who have the burning desire to excel, but some how got trapped into, what I described as, clerical roles for whatever reason. Job options ,with a good Japanese skills, for such individuals are many. They could choose amongst the following (typically).
  1. Japanese language Trainer
  2. Japanese language Interpreter
  3. Japanese language Translator
To this, domain specific skill will only enhance the value. In terms of a permanent job, a typical starting salary for a regular graduate with a good Japanese skill would be upwards of Rs 23,000/= PM. Remember, this is just the starting rate for a graduate with a non professional degree! Compare this with the usual job options that a graduates get. Factor in the strong insurance that learning Japanese gives provides for your future. It would be crystal clear that learning Japanese is such a fantastic thing that you can do to add zing (masala i.e.!) to your job opportunity. A word for those who are not from English medium. They are worried about their English skills & therefore have this big worry about learning Japanese. Welcome to Japanese! In our many years of Japanese language training we have figured out that there is such a strong similarity between Indian mother tongues & Japanese. Thus many students who have learnt Japanese & who came from rural and non English medium environment truly excelled. Some went onsite to Japan very quickly. You may want to also watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1lYmY7pbrc  on the similarity in the structure of Japanese & Kannada, just as a sample! So not knowing English is no big deal! Indians have a great advantage when it comes to learning Japanese..so what are you waiting for !!!?? In then next blog we will address what these opportunities are and also dwell on the superb opportunities for home makers. Best Wishes SAM

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 New JLPT N5 (meant for freshers) Week End Batch @ Koramangala

Learning Japanese

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Another opportunity to learn Japanese - for freshers!

Next week end batch starting at the Koramangala delivery center for our JLPT N5 program on the 14th Jul. For further details pls get in touch with Ms Rama 080 23464677. SAM

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 Learn Japanese.. Why???!!

Learn Japanese.. Why???!!

learn japaneseThis is the foremost question in the mind of any one who has ever toyed with this idea of learning Japanese.

So.. why learn Japanese?

Well it depends upon how you look at it! There could be many aspects to learning any foreign language, including learning Japanese. Given that most of us are looking at career opportunities, specifically, unique, distinguished & those with long term advantages, here are some very interesting facts that one must look at. What generates this need to learn Japanese, in India? Well it clearly is the heightened economic activity between Japan & India which presents excellent career opportunities for our folks , especially the youngsters. Here is why one needs to seriously consider learning Japanese? 1. India’s “look east “ policy as an instrument of over all progress & power. 2. Japan’s view that India is certainly a strong trade & business opportunity that must not be missed. Here are some interesting facts for you to look at (Source: Embassy of Japan – India). a. As of Nov 2012, 1804 Japanese business were operating in India. This reprsents nearly a 30% increase over the previous year. This is despite the general worldwide negative economic trend b. Of this South India has a substantial share of 489 companies, Karnataka has about 228 companies (this excludes the 489). 3. Here is a piece of information about how things are progressing on the Japanese investment front . Source – Embassy of Japan – India : “The growth rate of the Japanese companies newly entering India is as high as average years, and what is more remarkable is that the growth rates of its establishments are at a much higher level, which indicates that the Japanese companies which have already entered India are steadily expanding their business in India.” So the key component that generates the need to learn Japanese comes from the fact that there is robust economic activity in terms of Japanese businesses in india. This gives a huge impetus to learn Japanese. The China Angle!: As an opportunity, China has always been a favorite destination for Japanese investment. However the latest spurt in Japan-China turmoil which stems from the conflict over the islands of Senkaku has changed things substantially. The particular surge in anti-Japanese emotion in China is nothing fresh. Anti-Japanese emotion flared up in China due to the new Japanese text books, which allegedly gloss over Japanese wartime offenses in China. Key Factors which can bridle China’s attractiveness in the context of Japanese investments are : rise in salaries; high cost of economic growth turning less environmental friendly; an aging society as a result of one-child system and the levels of financial savings and imbalances involving the investment pertaining to State-Owned Enterprises. India's rise has thus come timely for Japanese investment & these are borne out by facts mentioned above. Thus it needs no seer to confirm that there is a significant opportunity for those who have Japanese skills. In the context of Learning Japanese, the above article establishes the basic reason, the trade & economic triggers. Going forward, in a series of articles we will look at opportunities for higher learning in Japan (for students) , how to learn Japanese & most importantly what’s the intrinsic advantages we as Indian’s have? SAM

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