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Humanities

  • Literature

    Approaching humanity and human society through the study of culture.

  • Language

    Studying the languages and cultures of foreign countries to gain international understanding.

  • Law

    Creating social order and pursuing the happiness of human beings.

  • Economics, Management, Commerce

    Exploring social trends through studying the flow of goods and money.

  • Sociology

    Studying all social phenomena, from individuals to nations.

  • International Relations

    Studying international issues with the goal of attaining world peace.

Science

Humanities & Science

  • Teacher training, Education Science

    Learning about the essence of education as well as method for helping students grow.

  • Life Sciences

    Analyzing various aspects of daily life to realize better living.

  • Arts

    Cultivating one's sensibilities and enhancing expressive abilities.

  • Integrated Science

    Approaching social problems by thinking free from restraints.

Humanities

Literature
Japanese Literature

Understanding Japan through studying its literature.

Foreign Literature

Understanding countries and regions through studying their literature.

Geography

Considering the relationships between history, nature, and daily life.

Philosophy, Ethics, Religion

Approaching notable events of the past systematically and comprehensively.

Psychology

Studying the scientific mechanisms of the mind.

Cultural Studies

Learning about cultures and the origins of creative thinking.

History

Examining societies of different times and places to apply their lessons to our modern society.

Archaeology, Cultural Properties

Conducting research on human beings and their world.

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Language
Foreign Languages

Studying the languages and cultures of other countries towards international understanding.

Japanese Language

Aiming to achieve extensive, accurate knowledge and expressive ability of the Japanese language.

Linguistics

For the research of the theory and structure of particular languages, including from their social and cultural aspects.

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Law
Law

Researching rules for the beneficial development of societies.

Political Science

Examining political movements to find a better way of life.

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Economics, Management, Commerce
Economics

Exploring the relationships between money, human beings, and society.

Management, Commerce

Applying theories of economics to the real world.

Management Information Science

Studying the utilization of information within the field of corporate management.

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Sociology
Sociology

Focusing on the order and mechanisms of human society.

Social Welfare

Pursuing the happiness of individuals as well as humanity as a whole.

Tourism Studies

Studying tourism from various disciplinary perspectives.

Media Studies

Finding the essence of diverse mass communication and mass media through research.

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International Relations
International Relations

Realizing a world with mutual understanding among countries.

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Science

Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing Science

Caring for both physical and mental pain comprehensively.

Medical Technology

Contributing to medical care from the perspectives of diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Health Sciences

Considering societies, environments, and human health.

Physical Education, Health Science

Researching human exercise scientifically.

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Medical and Dental Sciences
Medicine

Pursuing life from the perspective of treatment and prevention.

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Pharmacy
Pharmacy

Pursuing the potential of drugs in cooperation with medical science and other disciplines.

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Physical Science
Mathematics

Basic research of numbers which can also contribute to other fields.

Physics

Clarifying the nature and characteristics of substances through experiments.

Chemistry

Actively researching changes and reactions which occur in materials.

Biology

Pursuing the essence of life, from micro to macro scales.

Geoscience

Clarifying natural phenomena to protect the Earth in the 21st century.

Information Science

Studying methods of utilizing information by using computers.

General Science

The study of deducing the relevance of each academic field of Science.

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Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Considering human- and earth-friendly machines.

Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering

Focusing on electricity as energy and as a means of information transmission.

Information Engineering

Studying the hardware and software of computers.

Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Considering the symbiosis of human beings, nature, and buildings.

Applied Chemistry

Advancing developments of technology through the theories of chemistry.

Applied Physics

Applying the theories of physics to developments in technology.

Resource and Energy Engineering

Researching the underground resources of the Earth's interior.

Metallurgical and Material Engineering

Studying materials friendly to humans and the environment.

Merchant Marine Science

Considering the development of transportation technologies that span the oceans and the Earth.

Shipping/Marine Engineering

Deploying the latest technology on ships and at the sea.

Aerospace Engineering

Realizing the amazing technologies that take us into the sky and outer space.

Management Engineering

Supporting organizations from an engineering viewpoint.

Biotechnology

Applying life sciences the to lives of human beings.

Industrial Design

Designing points of interface between human beings and engineering.

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Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences
Agriculture

Considering all aspects of the development of agriculture.

Forest Science

Considering the relationship between forests and comfortable daily life.

Agricultural Chemistry

Developing technology and drugs for the growth of agriculture.

Agricultural Engineering

Supporting agriculture from the perspective of systems and facilities.

Veterinary Medicine

Considering the treatment and health of animals.

Agricultural Economics

Contributing to improving the lives of consumers through agriculture.

Fisheries Science

Pursuing the utilization of marine resources scientifically.

Animal Science

Pursuing progress for humans through the study of animals.

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Humanities & Science

Teacher training, Education Science
Teacher Training System

Aiming to develop of skilled individuals that can provide high-quality education.

Other kinds of Education

Acquiring an extensive range of knowledge for the pursuit of educational fields other than teaching.

Pedagogy

Exploring the concept of education through its essential parts.

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Teacher training, Education Science
Teacher Training System

Aiming to develop of skilled individuals that can provide high-quality education.

Other kinds of Education

Acquiring an extensive range of knowledge for the pursuit of educational fields other than teaching.

Pedagogy

Exploring the concept of education through its essential parts.

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Life Sciences
Life Sciences

Pursuing the comfortable daily lives of humans comprehensively.

Food and Nutritional Science

Pursuing delicious food with balanced nutrition.

Fashion

Considering fashion from both sides of science and culture.

Children Study

Supporting the growth of children through environmental changes.

Living Environment

Proposing designs and living environments for better living.

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Arts
Art and Design

Nurturing the desire of self-expression.

Art Theory

Applying the theories and technologies art to society.

Music

Approaching music from perspectives of performance, education, and history.

Other Arts

In-depth investigation of art forms other than painting and music.

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Integrated Science
Human Science

Analyzing what it means to be human from various angles.

Integrated Informatics

Using information as a tool for considering a range of issues.

Integrated Science

Cultivating the ability to view issues from multiple perspectives.

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