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The Asia-Pacific region has been achieving high economic growth for more than half a century since the end of the World War II, contributing to global economic growth. The Asia-Pacific has come to have strong influence on not only economic but also political and social aspects of the world. As a result of rapid economic growth, people’s income has increased remarkably in the Asia-Pacific. However, there still remain a number of serious problems, such as poverty, the income gap, the gender gap, environmental problems, territorial problems, and national security problems, all of which have strong impacts on our daily lives.

The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) is providing education and training to the students interested in and concerned with understanding and finding solutions to the problems noted above. The problems we face result from various factors involving a number of different academic disciplines including economics, political science, international relations, history, sociology, and others. It is also important for us not only to realize but also to accept the diversity in the ways of understanding and dealing with the problems, because even the seemingly same problems are likely to have different historical and social backgrounds reflecting different regions and countries. At GSAPS, we offer a program that aims to achieve this objective, with many notable features, some of which will be explained below.

First, at GSAPS, you will find a bilingual learning environment. Almost all the lecture courses are offered both in English and Japanese.

Second, GSAPS is an intellectual community of about 400 graduate students coming from roughly 50 countries and areas. Approximately 15% of the students are from Japan, while 85% are international students.

Third, our lecture courses fall within 3 categories: “Area Studies,” “International Relations,” and “International Development and Policy Studies.” In addition, there are several courses offered by lecturers who have experience in international cooperation, diplomacy, and journalism, which can help you translate the research into practice.

We truly hope that you join us to become a highly skilled talent of the future, who can solve or ameliorate the problems in the Asia-Pacific and other areas, through learning and conducting research at GSAPS.

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Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
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Tokyo, Japan
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Annual Enrollment:
120 (MA), 30 (PhD)
Degrees Offered:
Master of Arts in International Relations, Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies
# of Full-Time Faculty
18 (as of July 1, 2022)
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Employment Sectors:
International organizations, governments, business, academia and more
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