Frequent Answers and Questions


Account (My Page) Requirements to apply Applicants information Academic result Curriculum Vitae Personal statement Research plan Recommendation letter Other questions regarding web application Interview test

Account (My Page)

1. The email message to activate my account does not reach me.Check out spam mail box. Some server may deny to accept the email message from this system. Try to sign up with other email address like web mail.

Requirements to apply

1. I have not taken an entrance examination to enter university in April 2021. Can I apply? If you are going to take an entrance examination to enter university in April 2021, you are eligible to apply.
2. I don’t have a certificate of passing the entrance examination because the examination is taken in the future. Input the estimated date of result announcement of the entrance examination.
3. I am not currently enrolled in the university but I will take an entrance examination to enter in April 2021. Can I apply?Yes.
4. Should I go back to my home country as soon as I graduate the university?A few years to work in Japan or other countries before being back to home country is admitted.

Applicants information

1. I cannot upload a photo.

Check out the following thigs.

  1. The data size should be less than 500KB.
  2. The favorable ratio of vertical and level is 4:3.
  3. The file of the image should be .jpg or .gif .
2. My supervisor from April 2021 is not decided yet. Input “Not yet decided”.

Academic result

1. Should I input the academic result of graduate school which I am in progress?If you can get it, input them. If you cannot get it, you can leave them blank.
2. Should I count the units that I got in the university that I went as an exchange student?If the units influence to the graduation, count them as well.
3. Should I input the academic result when I got in Kosen? If you transferred from Kosen, count the units that you got in Kosen.
4. I graduated two universities.  Should I input both of the academic records?Either of them is enough. If the second university counts the academic records that you got at the first university, input the both of them.

Curriculum Vitae

1. The input field of universities are insufficient. Input in the filed of “Other academic back ground” or “Other remarks” in the bottom of the page.

Personal statement

1. Should I input about the family living in my home country?Input about your parents and siblings. If you are married, input about your spouse and child(ren).

Research plan

1. Can I write it in English?No, write it in Japanese. If you cannot write in Japanese, you should have someone tranlate it into Japanese.
2. Can I increase the pages of the template?A few pages increased is accepted.
3. Can I insert figures?Yes.
4. How much should I write it in detail?Selection committee members are professionals of each academic field. However, since it is difficult to cover the every detailed academic field, to be written concisely is favorable.
5. I don’t have an academic achievements yet. What I should write?Write “Nothing” or leave the space blank.
6. What is the activities in the society?Volunteer activity, sports or culture acitivity that you were highly evaluated.

Recommendation letter

1. Is there a template of recommendation letter?No.
2. Should I have a recommendation letter written by the professor who will supervise me from april 2021?Either of the new supervisor or previous one is acceptable.
3. Is the recommendation letter written in English acceptable because my supervisor is a foreigner.Yes it is.
4. Is a seal (stamp) needed in the recommendation letter?A writer of the recommendation letter should put a seal (stamp) or a signature.
5. A recommender wants to send the letter directly to Honjo Foundation without handing it to the applicant. Is it acceptable?Yes. Input the name of the recommender instead of uploading the letter.

Other questions regarding web application

1. The page is not proceeded though there is no error found.The auto-tralsation system installed in your PC may cause stopping the correct work of the web application system. Remove it and log in again.
2. Can you confirm the acceptance of my application?No. If you click the “Application” button in the last page and PDF files are made automatically, your application is completed.

Interview test

1. Is the interview test conducted in English?No. It is conducted in Japanese. However it is not to evaluate the language skill. Candidates should prepare oral explanation about yourself and your research with very easy Japanese language.
2. I will be out of Japan in the day of interview test. Interview test can be conducted online if the candidate cannot be at the real place for interview.