Message from the Dean
Connecting the World and Japan
The School of Global Japanese Studies of Meiji University aims to develop your competence of connecting the World and Japan. Nowadays there are many universities and schools where international students can acquire the knowledge of Japanese culture and society, but we believe that it is important to enable you to connect the World and Japan based on that knowledge.
There are many Japanese students in our School. They want to connect the World and Japan as well. You study various courses taught in English or in Japanese, together with Japanese students with the same purpose as yours.
International students account for 20% of the students of our School today. In addition, many exchanges students come to us every year. They are not only from Asian neighborhood, but also from all over the world.
Welcome to our multicultural campus!
Japanese courses for Japanese learners
English courses for English learners
Practicum in Global Japanese Studies
The contents of this course are different, depending on the instructor. In the past, there were projects in which rural and urban areas were connected with collaboration with Yamagata University. There were also projects involving communication exchanges with students in Senegal, and video production using a robot (Pepper). In courses on tea ceremony (sa-do), students will experience a tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese tearoom. Students can get a hands-on experience of Global Japanese Studies in this course.
Voices from International Students
Various Kinds of Intercultural Activities
Global Japanese Studies Student Committee: an official student organization
GJSS Committee students will likely be your first friends in Japan. We will study, travel, and hold community events with international students throughout the globe. Four years is a very limited time, but we would like to make the best of it together with you.
Visit GJSSC website here
Collaboration with community
At the School of Global Japanese Studies, students explore Japan in and out of campus. There are many opportunities to work together with the people in the Nakano district and other communities throughout Japan. For instance, students can take part in intercultural activities with Japanese elementary and junior high school students. We also exchange opinions with Nakano City about community development and host events on this topic.
Intercultural exchanges using ICT
Information video: Entrance Examination for International Students (in Japanese only)
The video explains about the School of Global Japanese Studies, Japanese language courses, and support for international students.
Please note that this video is available in Japanese only.