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Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro.
Currently there are 10 undergraduate Schools and 12 Graduate Schools, as well as the Law School and professional schools for the development of highly-specialized workers. The University also includes Meiji University Junior High School and Meiji University High School. These programs comprise one of Japan's most outstanding comprehensive university systems. With over 500,000 graduates sent out into society, Meiji University has played a major role in Japan's development.
Meiji University, in the spirit of empowering individuals, aims to make dramatic advances onto the world stage as the top urban university in Japan.


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Educational concept

As part of Meiji University's efforts to further internationalization, we aim to train capable, empowered individuals that are "truly international" by providing a curriculum that combines Japanese studies and international research together with a leading-edge and global education system that includes two-way international student exchange along with international academic exchanges.

Course introduction

The School of Global Japanese studies provides learning alongside Japanese students that is based on intensive language study and many opportunities for international research. The program covers the culture and social systems of Japan that have brought attention from around the world.
An English track is offered where students can study in this program in English and earn credits.

As Japanese language studies are provided according to each student's level, from beginner to advanced, Japanese study can be continued while in the School of Global Japanese Studies. Students that have acquired proficiency in Japanese can also participate in lectures held in Japanese. The 4-year degree program consists of general studies in social humanities alongside research providing further learning enrichment in the following 8 fields, according to the student's interests: pop culture, visual arts, social systems and media, international relations and cultural exchange, international culture and philosophy, Japanese culture and philosophy, Japanese language, and English language.

In addition to the formal curriculum, activities like student clubs and field trips help create lifelong friendships and provide opportunities to broaden one's views of Japan's industries, society, and culture.

By graduation, students will have firmly acquired knowledge of Japan's globally-recognized traits as well as cross-cultural communication skills. They will have been prepared with the capability to pursue their careers on the global stage and serve as key actors between Japan and their home countries.

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