Lead from Asia, cultivating graduates with the practical knowledge to change the world

We will train our students to cultivate broad perspectives and flexible thinking to reach solutions to the world’s complexly intertwined problems. To this end, they will study three interdisciplinary areas – International Relations; Culture, Society, and Media; and Global Economy – based on Political Science, Sociology, and Economics, mainly of the Asia Pacific region. Furthermore, students will visit various locations to boost their hands-on learning through fieldwork and thus acquire practical science with which they can demonstrate their abilities in the global community.

A study method that maximizes learning in the three academic disciplines

In the College of Asia Pacific Studies, students place emphasis on deliberating on the paths to solving problems through research, discussions, and presentations. In addition to attaining expertise that is necessary to resolve the varied issues of the Asia Pacific region, they will also acquire practical science through the following modes of learning: Focus, Diffusion, Expedition, and Practice.

An interdisciplinary study of Political Science, Sociology, and Economics applied to the three academic areas

International Relations (IR)

Legal, political, and economic viewpoints are used to examine and then explore solutions to global issues, such as international conflict, human rights issues, and environmental destruction.

Culture, Society, and Media (CSM)

Both the micro and macro perspectives of culture, society, and the media are applied to investigate new means of coexistence in the diverse region of the Asia Pacific.

Global Economy (GE)

The economic perspective is utilized to seek ways for all regions and peoples to live happily in the globalized region of the Asia Pacific.

Four cycles that maximize learning