The School of Law is staffed by researchers with a broad base of expertise in both Japanese and foreign legal and political systems. The politics courses offered in the G30 program cover general political theory, Japanese politics, and comparative politics with a focus on Asia. Law subjects cover general legal principles, the Japanese constitutional and legal system, comparative law and essential features of international business law. Economics courses are also open to students enrolled in the Law and Politics program. Class sizes are small, and seminars feature in all four years of the curriculum. Students have the option of culminating their studies with submission of a graduation thesis in their final year.
Alumni of the School of Law at large have pursued careers in national and local government, international institutions, NGOs, law firms, and private companies both in Japan and abroad. The School’s profile in legal assistance is widely recognized, and graduates often cross paths in this sphere. Applicants should note that the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) awarded to graduates of both the G30 program and the Japanese-taught undergraduate curriculum is a general humanities degree. Professional qualification in Japan is founded on a separate postgraduate Law School program leading to the LL.M. degree. Graduates of the G30 program may apply for admission to any of the several postgraduate programs taught in English or in Japanese in the Graduate School of Law.
We promote the undergraduate program with the keywords “globalization” and ”manufacturing”. Additionally, we conduct theoretical studies on Economics and management from introductory to advanced level. We also provide classes in the history of social thought. Our aim, through the curriculum, is to equip the world with universal intelligence.
Graduates are prepared for career positions in government, international organizations, research institutes and excellent business enterprises. In particular, we provide access to worldwide leading business companies in Japan, by taking advantage of our location in the largest manufacturing center of Japan.
In the Economics and Business Administration major, students participate in an Introductory Seminar in addition to the First Year Seminar. From the 3rd year onward they attend specialized seminars, where they are required to determine assignments on their own and analyze them. They can also participate in special seminars held in Japanese and conduct research with Japanese students.
Efficient methods for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for developing countries
Survival strategy of subcontractors in the automobile industry
Female workers and childbirth/child-raising
Effects on employment through deepening of the European Economic Integration