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Study in Japan for Africa- Mr Andriariniaina Fanantenana- Madagascar

Mr. Andriariniaina Fanantenana Rianasoa



PhD student

Graduate School of Human Sciences

International Collaboration and Development Studies 

Osaka University

Our department specializes in research on the theoretical and practical aspects of international collaboration and development, namely, education, health, water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty issues. My research deals with the relationship between education and work in Madagascar, specifically about the transition from school to work in the rural area of Madagascar, which I hope would ultimately contribute to easing the access to work in the country.


The first reason I chose to study in Japan was my fascination with the language, the culture, and the people, but mostly, the renowned quality of education makes it an excellent choice to conduct research on education. After completing my studies, I am planning to work in the field of education and development as a researcher or as a policymaker.


One of the greatest advantages of studying in Japan is the availability of research facilities and materials, literally at any time, that allows you to focus on your research. It might be helpful to learn a little Japanese language and culture before coming, to help you get a little familiar with the environment, and possibly learn faster once you arrive, but many universities, including Osaka University, offer courses that you can complete exclusively in English and language should not be a concern.