About Our School

Mission

The School of Global Japanese Studies aims to promote international education and to train students who can contribute to the global community, based on their thorough knowledge of Japanese and international studies, as well as international academic exchange.

Educational Objectives

The School of Global Japanese Studies focuses on Japanese studies from a global perspective. In addition to traditional Japanese culture, the school provides education and research on contemporary Japanese culture, an area of study that is attracting worldwide attention today. The school also focuses on Japanese social systems, including aspects of business, industry and society. The school further emphasizes intensive English language education and international studies. These programs are intended to enable students to understand other cultures and societies, become aware of Japan’s place in the world, and actively share their knowledge about Japan with others.

Diploma Policy

Students the School Aims to Foster:
The School of Global Japanese Studies aims to foster students who can contribute to the global community, based on their deep understanding of Japanese and international studies as well as their experiences in international academic exchange.
Educational Goals:
The School of Global Japanese Studies grants a bachelor’s degree in Global Japanese Studies to those who study for the required period and attain 124 credits according to the university regulations. In order to foster these kinds of students, the School of Global Japanese Studies has the following goals:

*Students will acquire the ability to disseminate their knowledge globally through the study of contemporary Japanese culture and Japanese social systems.

*Students will acquire fundamental communicative skills in the Japanese language, which forms the basis of Japanese culture.

*Students will acquire intercultural understanding and practical foreign language ability through their experiences in our intercultural community of students with diverse cultural backgrounds and by studying abroad.

Curriculum Policy

Curriculum Vision:
The curriculum aims to promote international education so that students will be able to contribute to the global community, based on their deep understanding of Japanese and international studies as well as their experiences in international academic exchange.

Curriculum Structure: 
Under the semester system, students in the first and second years are required to take Introduction to Global Japanese Studies, Research Paper Writing, Speech and Presentation, and ICT Basic I. In the third and fourth years, based on their interest, they can choose a wide variety of subjects from courses in Global Japanese Studies as well as General Studies.
Curriculum Characteristics: 
*The first-year courses focus on academic literacy, such as report writing and presentation skills.

*The program focuses on contemporary Japanese studies. There are three areas of concentration: Culture and Art, Business and Society, and Globalization.

*The program also emphasizes Japanese language education. A wide variety of Japanese language courses are offered from the introductory level to the upper advanced level.

*In order to enhance students’ understanding of Japan from different perspectives and to promote international awareness, they are encouraged to study abroad. We offer a Study Abroad/Academic Internship Program which is an opportunity for students to spend one or two semesters of the second or later year studying at a foreign university. Credits earned during these study abroad programs are approved for credits in the School under certain conditions.

Admission Policy

Educational Policy and Goal:
The School of Global Japanese Studies aims to promote international education so that students will be able to contribute to the global community, based on their deep understanding of Japanese and international studies as well as their experiences in international academic exchange.

For that purpose, our program focuses on Japanese studies. It contains three areas of concentration: Culture and Art, Business and Society, and Globalization. This program also emphasizes Japanese language education.

Based on this educational policy, the School of Global Japanese Studies selects such students as:

1. Those who seek to explore Japanese culture as represented in art, literature, manga, animation, performing arts, movies, fashion as well as fine arts, philosophy and religion.

2. Those who are interested in the corporate and industrial systems underlying Japanese society and intend to investigate the principles of these areas.

3. Those who are interested in various issues in international relations and in the cultures, societies, economies, and histories of various regions of the world, and aim to acquire knowledge relevant to these issues.

4. Those who seek to cultivate a global perspective together with an understanding of Japan from such a standpoint.

5. Those who are interested in various cultures and international exchange and aim to contribute to the promotion of an intercultural society.

6. Those who seek to understand and have a good command of the Japanese language.
Skills and Knowledge Applicants are Expected to Possess:
Applicants are expected to possess basic skills in reading and writing as well as communicating in English when they start the program at the School. They are also expected to possess a basic knowledge of Japan and the world.

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