Fields of Study

Law Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Labor Law, Social Security Law, Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Criminal Justice Policy, Jurisprudence, Sociology of Law
Political Science Modern Political Theory, Modern Ideological Theory, Public Administration, Local Public Administration, Political Process
Economics Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Statistics, Economic Policy, Social Policy Studies, Western Economic History, Business Policy

Educational Policy

The problems facing globalized modern society are intimately interrelated, so comprehensive and systematic knowledge of the social sciences, such as law, political science, and economics, is indispensable to determining the essential nature of these problems, investigating their causes, and proposing solutions to alleviate them. The Law and Policy Studies Course is founded on the theory and analytical methods of the social sciences and incorporates education in the humanities, cultivating the ability to reinterpret the public interest for modern society and restructure policy within the legal system.

Admissions Policy(Student Admission Policy, Required Skills for Entry)

  1. Knowledge/Understanding
  2. Possesses knowledge of Japanese, English, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and sciences at a high school or secondary school level, and comprehends the fundamentals of these subjects.
  3. Thinking/Judgment
  4. Able to examine matters from multiple perspectives and organize one’s own ideas.
  5. Interest/Enthusiasm/Attitude
  6. Interested and enthusiastic about challenges facing modern society and organizations, with a focus on globalism, the public interest, and policy.
  7. Desires to participate actively in hands-on learning, such as fieldwork.
  8. Skills/Expression
  9. Able to take responsibility for one’s own ideas and actions, and to communicate them clearly to others.
  10. Open-minded, adaptable, and cooperative, and able to maintain positive relationships with peers.

Curriculum Policy(Curriculum Organization and Implementation Policy, Curriculum Characteristics and Features)

  • The specialized curriculum is divided into specialized preparation courses, specialized foundation courses, specialized development courses, practical courses, and interdisciplinary courses.
  • Specialized preparation courses include courses which teach fundamental knowledge in law, political science, and economics, courses related to Japanese culture, and courses for developing practical English language skills.
  • Specialized foundation courses include fundamental courses which systematically teach the specialized knowledge and methodology relating to law, political science, and economics.
  • Specialized development courses teach advanced specialized knowledge and methodology based on the academic proficiency acquired in specialized foundation courses.
  • Practicum courses cultivate the ability to combine acquired knowledge and skills to connect multi-lateral problem solving with the creation of new value.
  • Practical courses include practical foundation courses and practical application courses which enable students to engage in self-directed study and interact with practical situations flexibly.
  • Interdisciplinary courses teach the perspectives and mindsets of the fundamentals of the humanities.

Diploma Policy(Policy on Granting Diplomas, Required Skills for Graduation)

  1. Knowledge/Understanding
  2. Acquired a well-rounded education based on the humanities and social sciences.
  3. Acquired specialized knowledge in the social sciences of law, political science, and economics, and learned how to apply it.
  4. Thinking/Judgment
  5. Able to identify issues facing globalized modern society and organizations independently, examine issues logically from multiple perspectives within a global mindset, and make comprehensive assessments.
  6. Interest/Enthusiasm/Attitude
  7. Able to maintain an active interest in issues during the course of self-directed study.
  8. Able to cooperate with others as a member of society or an organization, while maintaining self-awareness and responsibility, and being mindful of contribution to society.
  9. Skills/Expression
  10. Able to gather, organize, and analyze the data required to solve issues.
  11. Able to explain one’s own thinking and decision-making processes clearly using a variety of languages and tools.

Night-based programs for those working during the day

Night-based programs offer classes primarily at night on weekdays and on Saturday afternoons. A wide variety of students choose these programs, including people in the workforce who want to study at night, people who want to study to prepare themselves to pursue a new goal now that their children have reached a certain age, people who want to study again after retirement, and young students who are looking for the most economical way to study. The greatest draw of the night-based programs is the opportunity to meet students from a variety of generations and study together, encourage each other, and drive each other to excel.

Classes for the night-based programs are held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday afternoons. Students may also take classes from the day-based programs, and credits from those classes can count toward graduation as long as they are within 30 units. At the end of their first year, night-based students choose either the Law/Policy Studies program or the Humanities Program. In the Law/Policy Studies program, students can study the main social science areas evenly. In the Humanities program, students have access to the same content as the day-based program.