Educational Conventions/Fairs

10 Universities and 1 Company joining the Study in Japan booth at APAIE 2014!

JAFSA will be showcasing the study opportunities, research activities and programs of the following 10 leading Japanese universities and 1 company at the Study in Japan exhibit. For more information, please visit us at the Study in Japan booth(location is to be announced soon) at the APAIE 2014 Annual Conference & Expo being held from March 17-20, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you in SEOUL !

1. Chuo University2. International Christian University
3. Keio University4. Kwansei Gakuin University
5. Nihon University6. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
7. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University8. Ritsumeikan University
9.Tokyo Metropolitan University10. Toyo University
11. Asahi Net (manaba)             

**For more detailed information regarding the programs and international activities of each university and organization, please reference the links below.

  Chuo University


Since its establishment in 1885, Chuo University has grown into a comprehensive university that comprises six faculties, seven graduate schools and three professional graduate schools with over 28,000 students. Approximately 750 international students study on campuses located in Hachioji (Tama Campus) and downtown Tokyo (Korakuen Campus).
Chuo has partnerships and academic exchange agreements with over 130 overseas universities and accepts about 100 foreign students each year who study Japanese and take academic courses in English. In 2012, Chuo was granted Type-A Japanese Government funding as part of the Project for the Promotion of Global Human Resources Development. As part of this project, Chuo provides education and support to cultivate individuals with the skills necessary to act proactively as professionals on the global stage.

  International Christian University


International Christian University (ICU) is a private, coeducational, four-year, bilingual (English and Japanese) liberal arts college in Tokyo. ICU has been a pioneer of liberal arts education in Japan since 1953 and offers over 30 majors in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
ICU is known for small innovative classes, accomplished and dedicated faculty, and a beautiful green campus environment conducive to learning. International students from over 60 partner universities in 21 countries participate in our popular and challenging Japanese Language Programs, as well as regular academic courses along with Japanese students to acquire broader perspectives, critical thinking skills, and linguistic abilities with which to serve the needs of a changing world.

  Keio University


Keio University is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning. Founded in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa, a highly respected educator and intellectual, it has established itself over the last century and a half as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine. It currently has 10 undergraduate faculties(Letters, Economics, Law, Business & Commerce, Medicine, Science & Technology, Policy Management, Environment & Information Studies, Nursing & Medical Care, and Pharmacy), 14 graduate schools(Letters, Economics, Law, Human Relations, Business & Commerce, Medicine, Science & Technology, Business Administration, Media & Governance, Health Management, System Design & Management, Media Design, and Pharmaceutical Sciences) and as many as 30 research centers on campuses across the greater Tokyo area.

  Kwansei Gakuin University


Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) is a leading private university located in Nishinomiya, between Kobe and Osaka. Founded in 1889 by American missionary Dr. Lambuth, KGU has since grown into a leading global institution in Japan, and is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2014. KGU prides in its focus on fostering “World Citizens”. Students can benefit from an array of global courses, study abroad programs, joint cultural seminars, degrees in English and double-degrees with international partners. KGU is the first university in Asia to have signed an agreement with the United Nations Volunteers, and currently operates the UN Youth Volunteer Japan Training Center for selecting and training students to experience volunteering overseas. KGU is part of the “Re-Inventing Japan Project” and is also one of 11 universities in Japan to have been selected for the “Go Global Japan” grant by the Ministry of Education.

  Nihon University


Nihon University whose name derives from a Japanese word "NIHON" meaning "JAPAN", is of incomparable size for a Japanese university. Since its founding in 1889, Nihon has constantly been developing human resources who form the core of Japanese society. As one of the oldest private higher education institutions, Nihon has a motto of providing a quality education for those who are eager to learn, currently holds 22 graduate schools, 14 colleges 84 departments, a distance learning division as well as a junior college and offers an opportunity to study and research extensively almost all academic fields including Performing Arts. Under the educational principles of “Independent Creativity”, Nihon actively engages in nurturing globally competent people who have wide views by virtue of international academic exchange agreements with 135 universities all over the world. We offer 10-week short-term Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program in the center of TOKYO to exchange partner universities and also provide English-taught subjects in several fields of study and promote research collaborations with various actors, which have led us to be one of the highest patent-holding universities in Japan.

  Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology


The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) offers a flexible academic program leading to a PhD degree. With over half of our students and faculty coming from outside Japan, OIST offers the highest level of graduate education while embedded in a truly international environment. About 50 cutting-edge laboratories conducting research in a range of fields form the hub of the OIST Graduate University. Based on a firm foundation in the basic sciences, we promote education that is highly interdisciplinary. Program design is customized to the unique needs of individual students. From the beginning, students work side-by-side with world-class faculty and researchers in well-equipped laboratories, learning research by doing research.

  Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


APU is a private Japanese university which aims to provide graduates with the skills and understanding needed to contribute to international society and the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific region while upholding the fundamental principals of freedom, peace and humanity. With almost half of its faculty and student body comprised of foreign nationals from over 80 different countries, APU has achieved a truly international campus environment. This international learning environment reflects APU’s commitment to overcoming differences of race, religion and culture through the promotion of intercultural understanding. As both a global and local university, APU endeavors to contribute to society through its education, research and international exchange initiatives.

  Ritsumeikan University


Since its foundation in 1900, Ritsumeikan University (RU) has become a comprehensive university offering 13 undergraduate and 19 graduate disciplines across three campuses in Kyoto and Shiga. RU plans to open its fourth campus in Osaka in 2015. The Ritsumeikan Trust comprises 8 affiliate middle and high schools and 1 elementary school located across Japan. Globalization is a key component of all academic disciplines, and RU sends over 1,800 students abroad and hosts 1,100 international students each year. For international students, RU offers the Study in Kyoto Program, a one or two semester program with 3 track options: Intensive Japanese Language and Culture (no Japanese ability prerequisite), International Relations, and Business, all taught in English. The Ritsumeikan Summer/Winter Japanese Program are two to five week programs where students learn the Japanese language and experience Japanese culture. RU also organizes 0customized programs to meet the needs of each institution.

  Tokyo Metropolitan University


Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), aims to educate students to gain extensive knowledge and expertise in four undergraduate and six graduate schools. TMU ranks the 6th among Japanese universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14. With projects funded by TMG the University strives to foster human resources who can play active roles in the global society. TMU supports international students by offering Japanese classes from elementary to super-advanced levels and various support services through the counseling room for international students, the international exchange room, the touring program, etc.

  Toyo University


Toyo University was founded by Dr. Enryo Inoue in 1887 as Academy of Philosophy in Tokyo with the basic spirit, “The basis of all learning lies in philosophy.” It has now become a comprehensive university consisting of eleven faculties, ten graduate schools, and a law school in its four campuses with some 31,000 students, including about 400 international students. In 2012 Toyo University commemorated its 125th anniversary. Based upon this significant milestone, it is committed to working towards developing an even higher quality of education and research while reinforcing its efforts for internationalization.



manaba is a cloud-based collaborative learning system developed by ASAHI Net ,Inc and used by over 140 educational programs globally. manaba fosters fruitful interaction among students, instructors, program officers and the surrounding learning community and allows them to store and share their work online. International educators implement manaba for the 1) accumulation of learning evidence and artifacts, 2) assessment of learning outcomes, and 3) mutual learning and collaboration in order to enhance the quality of students' international experiences.