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Faculty of International Studies

a senior in the Faculty of International Studies,
Department of International Cultural Studies

Kim Weng Yip

Malaysia

Utsunomiya, an unfamiliar word for me, until 3 years ago when I passed the entrance exam and decided to study at Utsunomiya University. Located not far from the capital of Japan and still it is a lively city surrounded by green, a perfect place to study, for me. I will never regret that I made this decision to study here, because I have learnt a lot of new things through a brand new perspective that is very fascinating and challenging as a foreign student. Moreover, with all the events that are provided by the university, I have great chances to experience Japanese culture and, to communicate with students all over the world. Meaningful, fruity, unforgettable is the three words to sum up my life at this university.

Department of International Social Studies
Students approach various social issues associated with globalization from such aspects as international cooperation, environmental problems, and information technology. They aim to understand the structure of international society from the viewpoint of history, human rights, law, politics, economy, and other systems and acquire basic and expert knowledge required for global interchange.
Department of International Cultural Studies
Students approach various cultural issues associated with globalization from such aspects as cross-cultural understanding and communication, as well as culture comparison, language, and literature. They study the structure of international society from ?elds such as history, tradition, religion, and art and acquire basic and expert knowledge required for mutual understanding among different cultures.

Graduate School of International Studies

The Graduate School of International Studies was established in 1999. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary methodology of education and research, and it seeks to foster the ability of students to actively address challenging international situations in the future. The Doctoral Program in International Studies is aimed at improving professional education in international affairs and at advancing the formation of multicultural public spheres. The program is designed to nurture the ability of students to take the initiative in clarifying issues, planning, implementing ideas and conducting administration.

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