1Open the Door to a New era in East Asia

Based in the commercial and industrial hub of Niigata, we nurture specialist knowledge and capabilities, and develop expertise for graduates to take a central role in both local and global societies.

2Courses Offered in English and Japanese

To train professionals who have communication skills in multiple languages, we offer courses in English and Japanese. It is also possible to fulfill credit point requirements of the degree programme by enrolling only in subjects taught (offered) in English.

3Information Literacy

To understand the dynamics of politics, economy, and society, it is indispensable for graduates to acquire information literacy, including methods of statistical data analysis. The graduate school offers courses for this purpose.

4Regional Development × International Studies

As a center of educational excellence, we intend to contribute to the local community. Our first mission is to nurture highly competent persons who have a broad vision, high intellectual ability, and the potential to be leaders in growing economic sectors. Our second mission is to address issues such as local employment creation and ways of solving local problems.

5Area Studies Based on Sound Theories

Students are expected to learn the latest approaches and theories about the rapidly changing international society and regional international relations. They will also explore various issues of politics, economy, and society in East Asia, through collection of primary sources and analysis of empirical data.

6Academic Training by Distinguished Faculty Members

Faculty members are distinguished in their educational and academic records. To achieve a high standard of teaching, the graduate school provides in-depth guidance in students’ research.

7Flexible Curricular Programs

The graduate school has students who have diverse backgrounds (e.g.,professionals and international students). To respond to various needs, we offer programs such as evening classes and extended enrollment.