Message from the Department Chair
Prof. NAKADA-AMIYA Mizuho, Chair
Since its establishment in 1986, the Department of International Studies has consistently strived to nurture citizens who can think and advocate for themselves in an increasingly internationalized and globalized society. The world and Japan have changed dramatically over the past three decades, but our department’s tenet – that the greatest lever to address current global conflicts and injustices is empowerment through knowledge and critical thinking – has remained steadfast.
The Department of International Studies offers an environment in which students can pursue their interests through interdisciplinary studies across cultural, economic, social, legal, and political spheres. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking by participating in active dialogue with their professors and peers in small class settings. There are also plenty of opportunities to gain exposure to diverse perspectives through study abroad and off-campus activities.
We look forward to welcoming students who aspire to be part of this intellectual community.