About the Faculty of International Studies
Aims of the Faculty of International Studies
In today’s world, globalization is here to stay with networking established beyond national boundaries in every facet of our lives.
In addition, we need to address many issues and challenges, such as environmental problems, population explosion, poverty and hunger,
ethnic conflicts, and regional conflicts.
In order to effectively manage and resolve these and other issues and challenges, the Faculty of International Studies aims to create
a new academic discipline of International Studies in collaboration with other sciences by going beyond the boundary of the traditional academic framework.
With internationalization and the advances in informatization in recent years, globalization is moving ahead rapidly.
Globalization produces many benefits, no doubt, but it causes an even larger disparity in wealth among nations,
immigration problems, and regional conflicts in some cases. Culturally, globalization is standardizing many different cultural values in the world.
At the Faculty of International Studies, we will help students analyze social and cultural issues and challenges that stem from globalization and
help students research different ways that the issues can be effectively managed and resolved.
Promoting Mutual Understanding and Harmonious Coexistence
Globalization aims to realize harmonious coexistence and co-prosperity among different nations, ethnic groups, and regions.
In reality, globalization is the cause of many conflicts around the world today. Underlying this unfortunate state of affairs is lack of understanding
and prejudice towards different cultures and societies.
The Faculty of International Studies aims at the realization of mutual understanding and harmonious coexistence through international studies that
will be pursued in organic linkage between a variety of other academic disciplines.
Admission Policy (Vision of Our Students and Basic Admission Policy)
We envision students who
- are seriously concerned about social issues on a global scale as well as the present and future state of world society.
- are interested in different cultures in the world and wish for the harmonious coexistence of diverse cultures.
- understand human diversity and desire to think about a society where people learn from each other and learn to harmoniously live together.
- desire to learn foreign languages and develop communication skills, and thus to be engaged in communicating with people around the world.
- are highly motivated to explore problems in depth, want to further their education, and have the competency and passion to logically
think about a variety of problems and events and to explore solutions to those problems.
Brochure of the Faculty of International Studies
2011 Brochure of the Faculty of International Studies (PDF)