I'm a canadian engineering undergraduate student in the field of robotics and I'm considering doing a masters degree in Japan when I finish my bachelors.
I've talked about this with my internship supervisor (a well known professor in my subfield) and he claimed that research in Japan is usually seen as less relevant because (his words) :
they tend to stay isolated from the worldwide community and ignore new developpements from other researchers.
I'd really like to study in Japan as I have a great interest in their culture and also because popular culture suggests that Japan is one of the leading countries in the field of robotics (This might be wrong).
However, I would also like my future masters degree to not be seen as second rate.
Will a masters degree in Japan be seen as less valuable? and if so, how would it impact my future career?