The aim of the Graduate School of Policy Studies is to foster people of talent with ability and qualifications capable of superb policy analysis and of understanding other cultures. Specifically, students undertake interdisciplinary, global research that renders them able to correctly perceive and analyze paradigms in Japan and around the world. This becomes the basis for formulating practical policy based on study of policy issues and theory at several levels, with the aim of equipping them to serve as mediators between Asia and the rest of the world, and enabling them to contribute to human development and harmony. The supervised areas of research offered are Law and Society, Economics and Public Policy, Enterprises and Management, International Relations and Development, Civilization and Nation States, Asian History and Cultures, Methods for Policy Studies, and Globalization and Japan. From among these research areas, students select one field and a research supervisor for their chosen field, and complete a program of the Basic Curriculum and Advanced Curriculum in incremental steps, under the individual direction of their academic advisors.
Susumu HIRANO Dean, Graduate School of Policy Studies