Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international students were denied entry to Japan, but as of October 1, 2020, entry to Japan has been eased for student visa students.
With this relaxation, two students were able to immediately enter Japan successfully, so we asked them how they prepared, how it was like to enter the country, and what life is like during the current quarantine period.
Like this, students with a student visa from any country can now enter Japan. It is not yet clear when students will be able to enter the country on a short-term visa, but it does mean that students who want to study Japanese on a long-term basis are now allowed to come to Japan to study. The deadline to apply for a student visa for next April is about to come, but if you have any such students, please contact us as soon as possible.
At KAI Japanese Language School, we have a hybrid system where students come to school about half the week and take classes online the other half. We plan to increase the frequency of school attendance in the future, but that will be determined by the status of the COVID-19.