COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION IN JAPAN
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AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
(Graduate Program in Business Administration and Economics - Evening classes only)
Website: http://www.iucjapan.org See also http://www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC/
4-4-25 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8366
Phone: 03-3409-8111 ext. 2249; 03-3400-1204
INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES
Inter-University Center, Pacifico Yokohama, 5F
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 Phone: 045-223-2002 Fax: 045-223-2060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is the premiere American program for the teaching of advanced Japanese. The 35 year old Center has been dedicated to providing advanced language training to more than 1200 leading scholars, government officials, and business men and women. Many graduates occupy positions of leadership in their respective disciplines and professions. First established in Tokyo in 1963, the Center now resides in Yokohama. The Center is governed by an Inter-University Committee of scholars representing 16 universities with strong, established graduate programs in Japanese studies.
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585
ICU operates a College of Liberal Arts that has at its core a General Education program as well as a Graduate School for the study of masters and doctoral programs from the four divisions of Education, Public Administration, Comparative Culture and Natural Sciences.
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN / a.k.a. KOKUSAI DAIGAKU
777 Anaji Shinden, Yamato-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun, Niigata 949-7277
Phone: 81-257-79-1111 or 81-257-791439 Fax: 81-257-79-4441
Graduate School of International Relations (IR Office): email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate School of International Management (IM Office): Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
IUJ consists of two schools: the The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) and the Graduate School of International Management. The curriculum in both schools is taught entirely in English. The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at IUJ offers a unique two-year MBA program. IUJ three unique features that set it apart from traditional universities: 1. The student, rather than teachers and administrators, is responsible; 2. The purpose of educational institutions, according to IUJ's educational philosophy, is to introduce students to and enable their direct involvement in the life, history, and planning for the future of their local community and bio-region and, at the university level, the planet as a whole. The community is the learning environment and the primary source of the curriculum, while books and other second-hand information, though important, are for the support of the student's own observations, study, and research; 3. Each student pursues an individualized learning program within a semi-autonomous sub-unit of the university, consisting of a maximum of 25 students, a program advisor-facilitator, and course specialist mentors. Originally developed in 1988 in collaboration with the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, a member of the prestigious US Ivy League, the program is conducted entirely in English and is the only one of its kind accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Since its foundation, the GSIM has gone on to develop its own distinctive curriculum with a special Japan-Asia perspective. IUJ is located about 230 kilometers northwest of Tokyo in a beautiful valley surrounded by magnificent Echigo-sanzan mountains.
JOSAI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
1 Gumyo, Togane-shi
Chiba-ken 283-8555, Japan
Phone: 81-475-55-8855 (9:00am - 5:00pm) Fax: 81-475-53-2194 Admissions Office: email@example.com
The JIU education system combines both major and minor fields of study, similar to the system popular among colleges and universities in the United States. In addition to the major subjects, minor electives may be taken. The university's strengths are in the management and information sciences, humanities (intercultural studies and international exchange), business design, and has graduate departments in these fields.
KANDA UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Publicity Department of Kanda University
Wakaba 1-4-1, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city Chiba 261-0014 Japan
Phone : 81-43-273-1320 Fax : 81-43-273-1197 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A private university founded in 1987 at Makuhari New City in Chiba dedicated to international studies, particularly in the areas of foreign languages, intercultural communication, Japanese culture, linguistics and international studies. There are six departments on campus: English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, International Communication, Language and Culture. 2,700 undergraduates and 35 graduate schools students. Japanese Language and Culture Programme provides foreign students the intensive training of Japanese, and give the general introduction to Japanese culture, literature and society. KIUS offers an M.A program in Japanese/English Linguistics, Japanese/English Pedagogy and English Communication Studies as well as a Ph.D. in Linguistics. Its Graduate School of Language Sciences was designated as a "Center of excellence (COE)" by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
KEIO UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345 Phone: 03-3453-4511
Japan's very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo-Tokyo. A university that pursues education with an international perspective and dimension. Its strengths lie in international relations and the Keio has established the Organization for Global Initiatives as well as an International Center to manage international exchange related business and called this the International Center. The school offers Japanese as a second language support for its international students.
KAGOSHIMA IMMACULATE HEART UNIVERSITY
Office of Admissions, 2365 Amatatsu-Cho, Sendai-Shi, Kagoshima 895-0011
Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University is a new university for women which opened on April 1st, 1994. It takes an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to education, based on the underlying principles of Christian humanism. This four year university has two faculties: the Faculty of International Human Studies (whose aim is to provide its students with a modern, international view of the world along with language proficiency and other technical skills and with the tools necessary for taking an effective role in education, business, finance or international organizations) and the Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition. Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University is located in Sendai City in Kagoshima Prefecture.
1-2-1 Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501
Kobe University which is located in the international city Kobe attaches importance to "exchange with foreign culture", and is developing as a university rich in internationality. It has 11 faculties, 9 graduate schools, one research institute and many centers, covering 4 scientific disciplines namely humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and medicine and a life sciences. It also promotes educational and research exchange with overseas under the "Kobe University international exchange promotion framework." Its Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies which has 2 departments with 11 areas, which seeks to enhance foreign language as well as information processing capabilities and an understanding of cross-cultural issues and to enable students to study theories and methodologies in the field of culture and society, information and communication, and international and regional studies.
KYOTO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES (KUFS)
KUFS offers a good environment in which to study languages and cultures of the world. At KUFS, students can earn their credits freely from within the three fields of "Human Society," "International Relations," and "Regional Synthesis" of the General Introduction Subjects in their first and second years. By taking these courses, students can acquire ample knowledge regarding general subjects, which will later prove to be useful for language learning. Our curriculum is designed flexibly so that students can make their own unique research plans as they move up their "academic ladders."
LAKELAND COLLEGE JAPAN
6-27-45 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Phone: 03-5285-5571 Fax: 03-5285-5570 Toll-free: 0120-30-5571
Lakeland College Japan is a branch campus of main Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Liberal Arts College), accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges (USA). Currently it offers a 2-year (Associate's) degree covering the general education portion of students' college careers in these courses: Reading Workshop; Writing Workshop; Great Ideas; Expository Writing; Macroeconomics; Natural Sciences; Cultural Anthropology; Persuasive Writing; Humanities; Natural Sciences II; Microeconomics; U.S. History I; Humanities II; Understandings of Government; World History II; World's Living Religions; International Business.
MCGILL UNIVERSITY (on the Yotsuya Campus of Sophia University)
Room 327, Building 11, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
Phone / Fax: 03-5215-1383 Email: email@example.com
The school is particular well known for its MBAs. It offers the MBA Japan Programme.
MIYAZAKI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
1405 Kano, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki-gun, Miyazaki-Prefecture 889-1605
Phone: 81-985-85-5931 Fax: 81-985-84-3396
MIC is a four-year, English language undergraduate college and awards the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Culture. The Japanese as a Foreign Language program is designed only for international students pursuing this degree. MIC does not offer programs in any other languages besides English. Most MIC students are Japanese students pursuing undergraduate work.
18 Yamazato-cho,Showa-ku,Nagoya 466, Japan
Center for Foreign Languages:
Phone: 81-52-832-3123 Fax: 81-52-832-5490 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From its modest beginnings as a College for Foreign Languages in 1946, to a single Faculty of Arts and Letters in 1949, Nanzan has grown into a full-fledged university with five well-known faculties, three research institutes, and four centers specializing in overseas area studies. It has a Center for Japanese Studies. The college features small classes with small-college student/teacher ratio. Undergraduate enrollment is presently limited to around 6,000, reflecting Nanzan's resistance to the mass-education approach. Catholic orientation.
RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY a.k.a. RITSUMEIKAN AJIA TAIHEIYO DAIGAKU
Jumonjibaru, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken 874-8577
Phone: 0977-78-1114 Fax: 0977-78-1113 Email: email@example.com
SOPHIA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE / a.k.a. JOCHI DAIGAKU
4 Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Nerima. Tokyo 102-0081 4
Phone: 03-3238-3179; 03-3238-4000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/
Centered on the Yotsuya Campus in the heart of Tokyo, Sophia University (an institution of Jesuit origins) comprises 7 faculties (theology; humanities; law; comparative culture; economics; foreign studies and science and technology) offering 30 undergraduate majors for undergraduate students and 24 pre-doctorate (master's) and 23 doctorate programs.for graduate students corresponding broadly to the undergraduate fields of study. Sophia also has 13 affiliated research institutes and 9 centers. Its interdisciplinary approach is applied to no less than 290 subjects and to activities including cooperative research, the translation and editing of scientific works, the conducting of technology development projects and the hosting of lecture meetings and symposiums.
2-8-12, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Phone: 03-5441-9800 Toll-free: 0120-86-1026 Fax 03-5441-9811
Largest and oldest American university in Japan. Courses offered include:
Liberal Arts ( Bachelor of Arts) degrees (American Studies, Asian Studies, Communications and Mass Media, Economics, English, General Studies, History, Political Science, Religion and Business or Geography and Urban Studies); Graduate Law program; Executive MBA program; Master of Education degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This degree program is offered at the Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka campuses of Temple University Japan: - Intensive English Language Programs (IELP) a 3-level program which teaches academic English and helps students who wish to study at Temple University Japan, as at most American 4-year universities prepare for their TOEFL tests (TOEFL score of 500-525 required for US college entrance).
TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES a.k.a. TOKYO GAIKOKUGO DAIGAKU.
3-11-1 Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo-to 183-8534
Phone: 042-330-5150 (Planning and Public Relations Division) Fax: 042-330-5140 Email:email@example.com (Inquiries accepted in Japanese only.)
The undergraduate programme comprises of studies of one of seven regions: European and American Studies I, European and American Studies II, Russian and East European Studies, East Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, South and West Asian Studies, or Japanese Studies. By the third year all students begin to specialize in one of thse programmes: the Program of Language and Information Studies, the Program of Culture and Literary Studies, and the Program of Area and International Studies. This variegated curriculum allows students to learn about language, culture, society and international relations from a broad perspective, with their major language forming the core of their studies. Further graduate programmes are also offered in the areas of Language and Culture Studie; International Politics and Economy; Translation and Interpretation; Teaching of Japanese to Speakers of Other Languages (TJSOL); Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Language Information Engineering; languages and information technology.
WASEDA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
1-6-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Phone: 03-3207-1454, Center for International Education Fax: 03-3202-8638 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Programs College level students coming from overseas universities can enter a one year program. Some Japanese ability is required. At the Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies, a combination of business and politics Masters Degree - two years - can be completed in Japanese or English. A graduate degree in English or Japanese for Information Technology is also now offered.
For information on local colleges and universities, refer to the lists of Universities & Colleges in Japan that are maintained by the following institutions' webservers:
The Science University of Tokyo
Yamasa.org has a useful search function (by location/name) by which information about the entrance requirements of a particular university or graduate school may be obtained.
URL:http://www.yamasa.org/access/loc_search.html (in English or Japanese)
Mainichi School Entrance Guide (Japanese only): Comprehensive info on Universities & Colleges and schools at URL: http://sunsite.sut.ad.jp/asia/japan/edu
List of English Department (Junior College & University) Home Pages in Japan