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  1. I was told that all achievements begins with the step to start,I got recommended here also about Austin how he help make hug profit for people I have tired now I have made withdrawal within a short period of time

  2. they really worried about the girl scaring guys who are too stupid to accept a woman who is more smart than them than just conguragilating her says a lot about our society

  3. Not to be arrogant but those study hours is normal for engineering degrees in the us. I know those were the study hours I had to commit to her my software engineering degree. Very strange to have to study this hard for liberal arts degree.

  4. I have a suggestion for the Asian Boss Team, could you guys release the videos with as many subs as possible? So it’s much easier for International people to watch, like me an international Chinese student would have a much easier time watch this Japanese video with Chinese subtitles

  5. I went to toudai for my bachelors and kyoudai for my masters. Biggest collection of arrogant people ever. Not to mention pretty much everyone I knew came from rich family who just paid their way through with fancy schools. I was surprised how dumb a lot of the students were. They can remember facts from a book, but they’re total idiots when it comes to thinking for themselves and critical thinking.

    It is becoming a problem for japanese companies too, because people who are good at studying for exams aren’t always good at doing jobs, for the reasons I mentioned above.

  6. I attended exchange program (not in Tokyo tho) for one year and have some Japanese friends from the same lab that sometimes share their story about job hunting.
    Recruitment process usually started a year before graduation, and by the end of 7th semester of undergrad and 3rd semester of master, everyone would mostly already got their job offer. Students who could not get any offer would feel left out and getting more pressure from their own expectation and for being different with others. Some undergrad graduate even continuing their master just because they haven’t get any job. Being 1% top students must be harder tho, with all the expectations from themselves and people around them.
    I wonder if in this year situation must be worse considering many companies might reducing their quota or even stop recruiting due to Covid. Hope the best for them in this situation 💪🏼

  7. “We’re good at studying,but that doesn’t mean we’ll necessarily be good at our job”
    By this he means whatever college you come from and even if you studied very well with all academic honesty, that will not mean that you’re going places. Buy these words of his and way of thinking I think he’s going some places!;)

  8. I love Japan!
    This generation and the next one coming are quite open and leveled in thinking, yet they are also ambitious.
    Very encouraging video. Thanks Asian Boss!

  9. What if those students took all the time they invested for getting into Tokyo University for actual studies of their field in a different University? Would probably make more sense. Sadly prestige seems so be all most employers care about.

  10. What?! This old idea of woman STILL lives on in Japanese culture? Parents are still putting these ideals onto their children?
    Wake up! Equality and equity are becoming more and more normal. That’s why these old and rude thinking people are retiring from companies and big positions.
    Hello!?!

  11. i always wonder why in asia which university you attend is more important than your major
    normally wouldnt it be better to study medicine somewhere than to study philosophy in an elite school?

  12. I want to see the top 1% Indian students. ( although I know there is not much difference between top 1 percent and average students in top institutions)

  13. You dont have to attend a top university and have the best grades to be good in that what you do. Hard work and interest in the actual job is what counts.

  14. Amazing material. It is 25 years since I attended school but seems a day merely. There is not much time to be wise in this world even for the smartest as you are. Do good for this world while there is still time for it and yours is the precious one.

  15. My impression of my Japanese friends studying at elite universities in Japan is actually quite different. Getting in is extremely hard, but once they are in, they seem to have it really chill, except for the very end when the job search begins.

  16. My consultants from Japan were surprised when they learned that I previously worked in the Department of Science and Technology here in the Philippines even though I graduated in an unknown community college in the province. They said, in the Japanese government, only University of Tokyo grads are accepted.

  17. “But that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get your dream job”
    That’s true. Things in life just don’t go the way you want sometimes so you just have to embrace it

  18. So being in a tokyo university you are treated like some kinda gangster that people don’t want to mess with just because how educated you are …
    Now that’s the power of education

  19. I am soooo happy our school system in switzerland allowes us to live our lifes and have a life. They try to focus on developing our knowledge in practice much more!!! Not just theorie… im so soery for all those kuds in Asian coumtrys with this system

  20. Japanese lifestyle is similar to robot lifestyle lol. Work work work! If your not useful the society will iust throw you away

  21. Another top school Kyoto University’s students are more unique, some eccentric, worth interviewing. Yet their talented grads and staff have been awarded highly recognized honors including science Nobel prizes. Todai students are meant for public officials.

  22. After I graduated, I realized how unimportant to study in a Good and known school, when all I did was self study… I wished I went to a cheaper school…

  23. oh please, this students are just being modest. If a student from medicre university applies for the same job of course the top university student will get the job. Why hide things around the bush?

  24. The irony is, a lot of Japanese people tend to slack off big time in university. They really don’t care for getting a high GPA. I work as an assistant professor at a medical school in Tokyo (I’m a pharmacist) and I’ve seen this first hand. I think students studying at top universities would probably put more effort into their studies though.
    I think university is seen as a bit of a break for Japanese people, after they went through hell in jr high and high school and before they enter the workforce (another sort of hell). A lot are probably quite burnt out from high school and feel as though they need a bit of a break.

  25. I left Japan and did not go to college in Japan but went to college in US. I met some Japanese exchange students from top universities. I have to say they had some sort of pride that they were from top school but kindest nicest Japanese exchange students I talked to were actually not from top college. Some exchange students told me top students themselves judge others academic qualification and name of university they attend. It seems tought situation out there

  26. I respect Japanese people and Japanese culture so much, but the fact that more educated women become less eligible for marriage just doesn’t seem right.

  27. sometimes i wondering how these people care so much about their education and being smart in academic and here in my country people still can be a millionaire without any degrees ,smh.

  28. I love how that one guy said “We’re good at studying. It doesn’t mean we’ll be good at our job.” I think that sentence basically summed up the modern education system that focuses on just getting a good grade and not whether you mastered or learned a valuable skill that will actually apply to a job.

  29. I’m not from japan but the feeling of getting to a prestigious university is the same i guess, the pride and the feeling of being surrounded by fellow smart people

  30. A man with ambition and grit vs a woman with the same have totally opposite connotations it seems. That is bizarre but the reality. I hope this doesn’t deter women from moving further in their careers.

  31. shoutout to my Tokyo University people! ❤️
    I also agree that studying doesn’t mean you will be good at your job. You may need soft skills like how to negotiate and stay calm under pressure.

  32. I can personally relate to the girl’s statement about society expecting you to be perfect because of your academic achievements. My experience was exactly how she explained it, but the society part was just me being a teenager.

  33. The one thing that ive learnt is no matter how prestigious your university is, if you cant survive or make it when you go through the realm of work, thats it. Ive seen many people who’re struggling to adapt their workplace environment

  34. i like how the guy said that being good at studying doesn’t necessarily mean you will be good at doing a job, because that is definitely true for a lot of people. Also, I like how he said that going to university is not much. Although it has its own merit, you can still do a lot even if you can’t get in into one. – (working student)

  35. It’s interesting that some of those smart people from Tokyo University as soon as they become politicians or bureaucrats start committing bribery and suffer memory loss when they get caught.

  36. Even though they all have worked so hard to reach the uni…it still seems the pressure is never ending…this gave me tension idk why..but it really feels very stressful:(…i guess most of the asians can relate to this.

  37. I wish they went into more of the work AFTER getting in. I always hear that Japanese undergrad coursework is a massive joke compared to the rigor of studying for the entrance exam.

  38. 4:50 well man with inferiority wouldn’t match with you. Please don’t down your standard just because man feel inferior towards you. You deserve better omg I’m mad with that kind environment. LIKE GIRLS CAN HAVE GOOD, HIGH, AND PRESTIGIOUS EDUCATION TOO! NOT ONLY MAN!

  39. Just because someone went to a good university, doesn’t mean they are smarter than you. University is just a title in the modern day. There are many ways to be smarter and more pragmatic than a college student. Japanese men need to be more confident and Japanese women should do what they think is best for them.

  40. So Tokyo Uni students are having trouble finding jobs, along with the Seoul Nat. Uni students in the other interview. Some of the interviewed students had also said that a good education and college degree doesn’t guarantee a job alone. But still, if even the top 1% of Japanese and Korean students are struggling in the job market, I have no idea how I’m going to do in it several years from now (I’m an okay student, not failing but not the top 1%, not that it matters if the job market really is as bad as I hear it is).

  41. No joke, if I had to study for 15 hours a day, I would most likely give up on everything within few weeks. I rather work at an average paying job and live from paycheck to paycheck than suffer through such hell.

  42. “We’re good at studying, but that doesn’t mean we’ll necessarily be good at our job.” This is so true. Studying hard can help you but sometimes the concepts in the textbooks are different from experiences in the reality.

  43. Wow..seeing students like them talk makes me realise how competitive the world is,nd how smart we have to be to compete with such students.. ( even though I am from India)

  44. Meanwhile in Multicultural America and the west, students while away their days in drugs and girlfriends and twerking in a never ending cycle of nihilism…..So much for the “cultural enrichment “

  45. All I hear about Japan are the suicide rates and other weird stuff. I am glad to finally see this normal side of Japan and these energetic students.

  46. Now AsianBoss needs to do an interview with the kids ON THE OTHER SIDE. Aka the ones WITHOUT college degrees, and high test results, etc. It would be very interesting to hear their side of the story, and how life is treating them in Japan. Their struggles, prejudices, opportunities, etc. Cause I’m pretty sure that number is higher and reflects the young population and their current obstacles, a lot better.

  47. What’s wrong with this world it’s should be summer right.why the hell is raining in japan, here also in parts and India it’s raining.
    This is not good .🙁

  48. I’d like to see the same video filmed at Kyoto University tbh because I’m interested in seeing if there is a difference in perspective.

    (context: Kyoto University is often regarded #1 in academics having produced 19 nobel laureates and it’s often seen as being on the same level as TokyoU. KyotoU students are known to be more weird and free-spirited than TokyoU students, who are often considered more studious and rigid.)

  49. The Mask Provides 0 Protection but is an Insidious Compliance tool and to give you the Impression that there is
    always something wrong. Showing People with Masks as your Cover or people who take selfies with Masks are Gone
    probably beyond help.

  50. Indian Institute of Technology IIT is toughest more than Harvard or any other college more than 1 Million student apply for it and only 10,000 get selected. Acceptance Rate of IIT is 1%.

  51. In India to get in Delhi University we should have 98% in boards exams that’s first cutoff which is impossible to get and last cutoff goes 90%in Boards. That’s reall tough

  52. Nice they studied so hard to get into the best university to only get about 20k-30k USD year for an engineering or similar job that’s prestigious in other countries. Sure, they’ll get jobs easier but it’ll still be the same slave-like wages and overtime.

  53. The fact that the guys said they got congratulated when they got into the university, and then the girl who said the first thing her family said to her was that they were worried she will scare guys and she would not get married because of attending a prestigious university is bizarre…

  54. What they don’t teach you in university are proper communication, interview, and teamwork skills. Professional workplaces aren’t like group projects, and having good grades doesn’t mean you know how to solve problems outside of textbooks. I had classmates with much better grades than I who were abhorrent at group work and had almost no problem-solving skills. Like they say, tuition doesn’t buy intuition. Of course, on average, a better university should yield better graduates. In any case, good luck to all those studying or seeking jobs; they are both unenviable tasks but you can get through it! 🙂

  55. Classism + Capitalism = *Praise the top 1% be it money, fame, or high grades and even put them on tv shows while ignore the lower 99% cos’ we don’t give a damn about them even if they fail or become poor.*

  56. Jeez… studying 15 hours a day. I respect that dude’s commitment to getting into Tokyo university but I don’t think I could ever do that. I like a balance of study and social life. It helps keep me from being stressed

  57. They expect too much on their children. Parents should be happy that their children are attending college and graduate. Let them be themselves and support them 100 percent. Happy Family!

  58. *Countries ranked by disposable income per capita (how much money a person has available to spend on goods and services after paying their taxes)* ~.
    1. United States
    The United States tops the list with a disposable income per capita measure of $53,122.
    ~
    Key sectors in the U.S. include financial services, professional and business services, manufacturing and health care.
    ~
    2. Luxembourg
    The small country of Luxembourg, had $47,138 in disposable income per capita that year, putting it second in the world.

    Much of Luxembourg’s economic success stems from banking, where the country has grown into a global financial center.
    ~
    3. Switzerland
    Switzerland had $41,561 in disposable income per capita in 2018.

    The country has a stable market economy, favorable taxation laws, strong financial and tourism sectors, and a skilled workforce. Switzerland’s main exports are pharmaceuticals, gold, watches and jewelry.
    ~
    4. Germany
    Germany commands $40,699 in disposable income per capita.
    Germany is a major exporter, notably of cars, being home to major car brands such as Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. Germany is also a major exporter of chemicals and has a GDP of $4.5 trillion.
    ~
    5. Australia
    Australia’s disposable income per capita was $40,237.
    The country is rich with natural resources, which is reflected in one of the primary engines of its economy—mining.
    ~
    6. Norway
    Norway had $39,570 in disposable income per capita in 2018

    Norway makes its way with a natural resource-driven economy focused on oil, fisheries and metals. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is worth just over $1.15 trillion and is funded largely by the country’s oil industry.
    ~
    7. Austria
    The European country of Austria had $38,333 in disposable income per capita in 2018
    Over the years, the country’s shift toward privatization, i.e. less regulation, has improved the economy. Much of the country’s economic growth is driven by the energy industry, where renewable energy accounts for about 30% of gross domestic consumption.
    ~
    8. Belgium
    Belgium, another European country, makes the top 10 list of countries based on $36,044 in disposable income per capita
    The country is world-renowned for its chocolate shops and factories. Given its location, Belgium’s economic strong suit is exporting, notably vehicles and medicine.
    ~
    9. Netherlands
    The Netherlands had $35,914 in disposable income per capita and a GDP of $991 billion in 2018.
    much of its recent success has come about due to natural gas discoveries. Refined petroleum is its largest export category.
    ~
    10. Canada
    Canada finishes the list with $35,772 in disposable income per capita in 2018. The discovery of oil sands in Alberta has propelled the nation’s economy and the country is one of the largest oil producers in the world. Other top exports include cars, gold and vehicle parts.

  59. *Unlike most millennials, Norway’s are rich* ~ Young Norwegians have enjoyed a 13% rise in disposable household income, bucking a downward trend in other strong economies. Will this golden age last? ~
    ~
    Young people across the western world are on track to become the first generation to grow up poorer than their parents. So how are millennials in just one country bucking this trend
    ~
    It’s old news that university debts and rocketing housing costs are common concerns for people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, living in the US, the UK and many other countries. Multiple studies suggest this group will be the first in recorded history to end up poorer than those which came before.
    ~
    People in their early thirties in Norway have an average annual disposable household income of around 460,000 kroner – around $56,200
    ~
    Best known for its Viking history, snow sports and jaw-dropping fjords, Norway is making a new name for itself as the only major economy in Europe where young people are getting markedly richer.
    People in their early thirties in Norway have an average annual disposable household income of around 460,000 kroner (around $56,200). ~
    ~
    Young Norwegians have enjoyed a 13% rise in disposable household income in real terms compared to Generation X (those born between 1966 and 1980) when they were the same age. These startling figures come from the largest comparative wealth data set in the world, the Luxembourg Income Database, and were analysed in a recent report on generational incomes for the UK Think Tank The Resolution Foundation. ~
    ~
    Norway’s huge oil and gas sector is the clear driving factor behind the nation’s economic boom over the last three decades, following major discoveries in the North Sea (although falling energy prices in recent years have had an impact). ~
    ~
    But as Hilde Bjørnland, an economics professor based at BI Norwegian Business school in Oslo explains, it is not just how much money Norway makes that’s significant, but what it does with it.
    “It has managed the oil [money] well in that it is saving, and using a portion of that to put back into society,” she says. “So rather than a few getting a lot, many people have access to this wealth.”
    Norway has done this by storing its money in the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. In simple terms, this is a giant savings pot which makes money by investing in more than 9000 companies. It is currently worth around $1 trillion.

  60. *Debt To GDP Ratio by Country-*
    1) Japan 237.00%
    2) Greece 177.00%
    3) Lebanon 151.00%
    4) Italy 135.00%
    5) Singapore 126.00%
    6) Cape Verde 125.00%
    7) Portugal 117.00%
    8) Angola 111.00%
    9) Mozambique 109.00%
    10) United States 107.00%

  61. The worst part to me was hearing that woman speak about how her relatives were worried about her chances of getting married rather than congratulating her for entering the top most prestigious college …. if you feel intimidated by a highly educated woman, then you don’t deserve someone in that caliber in the first place lmao

  62. In the words of Astrid Leong-Teo, “it’s not my job to make you feel like a man”, the fact that their own merit or achievements are somehow intimidating to future suitors is honestly a load of bull

  63. “With everyone taking the same exam, it looks like students have equal opportunities. But the quality of education varies depending on the after school study programs and how wealthy your parents are. So there is a gap in equal opportunities.” I wish someone could tell this to the president of the country I live in, where we have 2 learning systems, one for privileged kids who go to private schools called the IEB where they get to do 10 subjects to boost their APS Scores whilst an NSC pupil that goes to a public school who does 6 subjects is expected to have an APS above 420, it being the minimum requirement, that’s 100% pass in 4 subjects to get 400 points and the total is 600 points and you get on the waiting list when you have 420, anything below that gets you rejected whilst those with IEB can get 50% pass on each subject and still get 500 points to go straight into university. Inequality is real

  64. which country has the worst education system? Japan? Korean? China? India?
    Personally, I think China must be the worst because of the huge population.

  65. Holy hell , Studying in Europe seems 100x less stressful than over there , I mean you still need to study but exams aren’t nearly hard enough for you to have to do 15 hours of study , at least not where I’m studying , most people do maybe 4 hours or so maybe a day during exam season and that’s the most I’ve ever heard

  66. Just a little more insight on the bottom grade students from my experience. I go to a university here in the States where our school has a 94% acceptance rate and a 48% dropout rate. Plus we have a lot of program budget cuts to add to the sports stuff. Not your ideal college to go to for academic reputation. Our school has an exchange program with Asia University, a low rated uni in Tokyo. I became friends with a few girls there. If there’s one thing I learned is that they were more interested in partying with friends then studying yet they still got good marks. She told me this Asia University was actually her 3rd choice and I asked her if she was upset, she said she wasn’t. She ultimately wants to be a teacher and doesn’t understand why Japanese college students are so competitive. She pretty much told me that she doesn’t want to exceed in the ways other kids set high standards for themselves. She feels happy being where she is and it shows. She’s been able to work different jobs, school, and still have time to have dance practice and shop with her friends. She appears very happy to me. I don’t know if this is the other 99% of students or the bottom grade students experience, but I found it fascinating that she chooses not to give in to the high schooling standards that Japan puts on students.

  67. That’s actually true about women with higher education. The more educated a woman is, the harder it will be for her on the dating market, generally speaking. Women with advanced degrees look for either the same level of education as them or higher (hypergamy).

  68. All Asia due to high population density is VERY competitive, after these two last videos I am pretty sure they will go to India and China to ask IIT and Tsinghua students the same, that would be great!

  69. I attended a major university in the US for Mechanical Engineering. When I heard them say “We studied for 12 hours a day,” I was not at all surprised. This is solely due to just how much an average person like me needs to study to maintain a good GPA in engineering, so I’m not speaking for other majors. I did a little programming with Python for my major, and honestly I can’t imagine people who get in to IT and other programming-heavy majors do it. By FAR the hardest thing to do was learn how to program (it was in essence like learning another language), but that was because it just took so damn long to do it, and often times what you got didn’t work, but even then you were given zero clues on how to fix it. Programmers are absolutely nuts.

  70. Unrealistic toxic expectations, studying yourself to death for vain prestige + false promises and sexism in Japan seem just as bad as in South Korea.
    I wouldn’t be even surprised that it and the pressure isn’t that much different in China?
    Does anyone know how the university life is in Taiwan?

  71. Indeed, they study as much as nurses/doctors work – they are taking it as seriously as working hard. Asian Boss is asking great questions (i.e. how the Covid19 is affecting job market and if college is worth it in 2021)!

  72. My son graduated college with a chemistry degree. When exam time came, he just practiced on his guitar for hours per day(he played in a heavy metal band during college). I asked him if he should be studying and he replied that if I don’t know it by now, there’s no hope. Makes sense to me.

  73. I would really enjoy to see some interview content regarding people working on jobs that don’t require a college degree. Like maids, drivers, waiters and other. I’m a student and I feel like I’m not aware of how much these jobs demand from people and how hard it can be

  74. This dude at 03:56 gets it. Also I totally to the statement of the guy with the curly hair, that the people around you can push you to new heights and that this is very valuable.

  75. Hi I’m Korean who surely went through so-called cruel amount of stuyding in Korean academy. Do Japanese students commonly go to private academy afterschool usually for going to reknowned university, too?

  76. I’m a Japanese and I used to study like 10 hours a day when I was a junior in high school, and I even thought about commit suicide. BUT when I moved to U.S. as a senior this year, my whole life changed positively. me and my homies just do homework together and for the test we use discord. no more stress!!!

  77. A university degree doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a job let alone a dream career regardless of what college/university you graduate from and how well you do. Academics is 1 thing, but networking and other social connections are also very important.

  78. Real question do they enjoy studying ? The only way I could ever do something for more than 8 hours a day is if I truly loved what I was doing, or are they just afraid what would happen if they didn’t get into the best school ?

  79. Top 1% student # Top 1% Wealthy person , besides getting in Tokyo University  and getting out of it properly is a totally different story (it’s ever harder) . If I had kid I would teach him/her myself , school is a waste of time , speaking as a real estate investor

  80. It’s so frustrating to hear that guys are scared by women who may be more intelligent than them and their families have to worry about them not getting married. I’d rather be single and successful my whole life than be with someone who’s insecure about their own status in life just because they think I will talk back.

  81. Hii i think you should change your description from ” is it worth going to college in 2021 in Korea” to ” is it worth going to college in 2021 in Japan”

  82. I wonder if being a Top 1% College Student in Japan makes you a product of exploitative classism like it does in the UK… The societies are very similar in capital structure, so sadly it would make sense.

  83. No good Jobs for most people, wherever you are, the world needs to make big changes. Having a degree doesn’t mean what it used to. Green Jobs, Better Agricultural job, Climate change initiatives are the only way forward for the young. In fighting over old Jobs is useless

  84. This is so racist and stereotypical depicting the top 1%… Japan’s population is getting smaller.. they have good job opportunities… You should see what it’s like in the United States… Three market crashes… The internet bubble, 2008 housing and financial crisis, corona… They are privileged to go to private schools and to have the ability to study more…. I had to work full time and go to school at the same time…. I’m multiracial and the discrimination is worse here… All of jobs are outsourced

  85. My first meeting today was pretty early today, thanks for this I was pretty bored ♥️♥️ good job gor sure Asian Boss

  86. Damn being that age ready to enter society whilst competing with your peers and being cut throat to each other so that you come out as the winner is a sad reality

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