We nurture global individuals that can transmit the allure of their country to the world.

The School of Global Japanese Studies aims to nurture individuals who can contribute to the international community in the 21st century through learning along with many international students from all over the world about Japanese cultures and social structures that have attracted the world’s attention (from pop culture such as manga, anime, and movies, to traditional arts such as martial arts and performing arts in modern times).

Differences in studies of sociology at the School of Arts and Letters, the School of Information and Communication, and the School of Global Japanese Studies

Sociology is the study of the relationships between individuals, following an empirical approach conducted through field work. Sociology has diverse contents and methods of study.

The School of Arts and Letters (The Contemporary Sociology Course at the Department of Psycho-social Studies) offers an analytical perspective on various issues for modern society, such as community, family, children, environment, and coexistence, from the viewpoints of sociology and psychology, and considers the modalities of a new society from the standpoint of social practice such as civic activities.

The School of Information and Communication (The Social System and Public Course) addresses the various issues of modern society from various facets based on the keyword of information.

The School of Global Japanese Studies (The Japanese Social Systems Course) focuses its attention on transmission hubs of Japanese culture, which is attracting global attention, and seeks to explain their situations from a variety of perspectives at the corporate, industrial, and social levels.


  • Theory of modern cities
  • Theory of multiculturalism
  • Cultural history of fashion

Other research themes at the School of Global Japanese Studies

  • History of international relation
  • Immigration policy studies
  • Business culture Japan
  • Japanese-style manufacturing
  • Media industry
  • Content industry
  • Cultural traditions of Japan
  • Theory of traditional performing arts
  • Manga culture
  • Animation culture
  • Media studies
  • Japanese language studies
  • Language and culture


Ms. Harlene Obcemea Tupaz

Ms. Harlene Obcemea Tupaz
Manila, Philippines
School of Global Japanese Studies

Q. Why did you choose Japan and Meiji University?

My parents are very fond of Japan. I had visited Japan several times since I was a child. Supported by my parents, I began to study Japanese at a language school for two years after graduated a high school, and I passed the entrance exam for foreign students of Meiji University. I got to know about Meiji University by a teacher at the language school first. I chose Meiji University because I heard that it had many English-taught classes. There really are many English-speaking professors in Meiji University, and I think the qualities of the classes are very high.