Faculty of International Humanities

Understand different cultures, and aim for a better international society
From Japan to the world; from the world to Japan! Toward development of students with a suitable understanding of their own country, and a balanced view of things from a global perspective.

Why can't conflict be eliminated from our world? Is our effort to understand each other adequate? What is the "first step" toward having the people of the world live in happiness? "We learn and accept different points of view, and think about living together, and act.
In today's society with its ever-progressing globalization, there is a need for knowing the background of the various different cultures, for understanding of different cultures that moves beyond frictions, and for flexible communication. The Faculty of International Humanities focuses on "Japan in the world" to develop human resources with "language" skills in Japanese and foreign languages and "information" skills for delivering valuable information, within a Japan that is internationally open. It also ensures that students achieve minimum standards (acquisition of basic skills), as well as field education, project education, and career development education programs, to support each and every student in achieving their dreams.

Department of Inter-Cultural Studies Department of International Exchange Studies

Understanding of Communication with Different Cultures in International Society

To better live in this age of globalization, the Faculty of International Humanities emphasizes understanding of different cultures, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.

Department of Inter-Cultural Studies

Comprehensively examines regions from the viewpoint of both language and culture, and develops ability to create and transmit new culture.

The Japanese website of the Department

What is learned in the Department of Inter-Cultural Studies

  • Acquire an international viewpoint, mode of thought,and mode of expression
    Uses international cultural studies and project education to implement the concept of "walk, think, summarize, and express". Develops the capability to set and resolve issues on one's own.
  • Use broad knowledge and qualifications for specialization in education, etc.
    Establishes classes for acquisition of teaching qualifications for middle school (Japanese, English, social studies) instructors and high school (Japanese, English, geography) instructors, and for development of Japanese language instructors and instructors of English for children. In addition to teaching techniques, it also internalizes a broad range of knowledge and responsiveness.

Department of International Exchange Studies

Uses thorough language education to develop the ability to communicate between different cultures.

All-English Programs
The Japanese website of the Department

What is learned in the Department of International Exchange Studies

  • Use language to relate to words and the world
    Intensive English language education internalizes practical language skills, to aim for employment as an English language instructor or the language requirements for foreign-owned corporations.
  • Use communication skills to interact with the world
    Rethinks our communication for more comprehensive learning. Aims for employment at airline companies, airport-related companies, international hotels, etc.
  • Practice international exchanges based on understanding of a multicultural world
    Offers practice in international society, and learning cultural understanding between different cultures, to aim for ordinary corporations, NGOs/NPOs, international organization staff, social science instructors, and Japanese language teachers.

Major Career Paths, and Professions

Education-related, local government, tourism, planning, publishing, finance and insurance, clothing, food, and shelter-related industries, entertainment-related, advance to graduate school, public sector employee, teacher (Japanese, English, social studies, geography and history), arts teacher, Japanese language instructor, university researcher and staff, translator and interpreter, secretary, travel industry manager

Major Career Paths, and Professions

Airline company, hotel, bank and insurance company, international cooperation group, airport-related company, wholesaler, manufacturer, information and communications, instructor, education, general business, Japanese language teacher, tourism and transport-related company, police, advance to graduate school

TOPIC Learn while Using and Use and Learn Language Education TOPIC Learn while Using and Use and Learn Language Education

Japanese language teacher, and instructor of English to children

Japanese language instructor teaching Japanese to foreigners, or an instructor teaching English to Japanese children. In both of these cases, knowledge of Japanese or English alone is not sufficient. How does a person teach a foreign language? How can that language's cultural background and content be transmitted? Learn these skills in the hands-on practicing courses "Japanese language teaching method" and "teaching English to children method".


A weekend course in English conversation covering one night and two days. A different theme is set for each event, such as "hotel" or "Christmas holiday," to practice conversation overseas in set situations. First, the class memorizes the basic expressions required, and then native speaker instructors help the participants practice the expressions in the set situations. All Japanese conversation is banned for the duration of the weekend course. Everyone pitches in and tries the best they can. Once a month, the weekend training sessions are held at the Josai Awa Learning Center's overnight facility.

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