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The Graduate School of International Relations

One of the main features of the Graduate School of International Relations lies in its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented curriculum, covering fields such as politics, economics and management. The GSIR, which teaches students about the various experiences related to development in Japan and the Asia region, aims to cultivate specialists who can systematically analyze various international relations issues, including those stated above, from the viewpoint of different disciplines, while taking into consideration historical and cultural perspectives. The GSIR also aims to produce specialists with intellectual judgment and problem solving skills who have both a community-based global perspective and long-term vision of forecasting contemporary trends.
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International Development Program (IDP)
Learning economics from the basics and mastering scientific analytical methods and practical theory.

 MA in International Development
This program, which aims to foster international development professionals capable of working in a vast array of fields around the globe, equips students with the specialist knowledge, scientific analytical methods, and practical theory necessary to assist in creating an international society in which people live peacefully without poverty or income-gaps between rich and poor.

 MA in Economics
This program aims to foster professionals responsible for the planning and implementation of economic development policies aimed at achieving sustainable economic growth. In addition to a high-level of economic theory, the program also equips students with the necessary analytical tools used in economics, as well as how to implement these theories and practically apply them to economic development policies.

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International Relations Program (IRP)
Cultivating people with the knowledge, personality and vision to be leaders of the 21st Century.

 MA in International Relations
This program, which cultivates human resources capable of working as leaders of the international community, aims to strengthen students’ analytical skills and comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major events and trends in international politics, economics and society.

 MA in International Peace Studies
Students in this course will research the key global issues surrounding ‘human security’, including armed conflict and peace building, poverty and development, environmental destruction and sustainable development and gender discrimination etc.

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Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP)
Creating organization management specialists capable of evaluating policy implementation in the public sector.

 MA in Public Management
This program is designed to equip students with the necessary specialist knowledge, scientific methods and practical theory necessary to contribute to creating effective public management and good governance. It aims to cultivate specialists with the organization management and policy implementation evaluation skills needed to work in a broad range of public sectors, including international organizations, local and central government.

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Japan-Global Development Program (JGDP)
The logic and lessons from Japan’s experience

This program is to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and IUJ under the JICA-Development Study Program (DSP).

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