ATP v.s. College aviation degree

I am an 18 year old student studying in Japan and I want to become a commercial pilot. I have both Japanese and US citizenship, but I do not have residency in the US. I am currently debating if I should go to a 4-year college in Japan and then train at ATP, or fly in an aviation program at a US college (like the University of North Dakota). What would be the most timely and cost-efficient path to becoming a commercial pilot?


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Why not go to a four year college program in the US and then train at ATP? Why the desire to go to college in Japan?