Message from the Department Chair
Prof. KUMAKURA Masanaga, Chair
The contemporary world not only provides us with numerous opportunities but it also poses us a number of new challenges. Novel social and other problems arising in a remote corner of the world can now spread to other parts of the globe at an unprecedented speed, as has been demonstrated by the recent covid-19 pandemic. This is the world in which you live and are expected to thrive. University is not a place for rote learning but an open intellectual community in which students plays the central role, The Department of International Studies wholeheartedly welcomes students wishing to live their lives to the fullest and to make the world a better place for all.