Undergraduate Schools, Graduate Schools, and Specialist Course

Faculty of Contemporary Japanese Society,
Department of Contemporary Japanese Society

Training human resources who can draw on diverse perspectives to develop plans for solutions to issues facing contemporary Japan
Faculty of Contemporary Japanese Society

Contemporary Japan faces various problems and issues, and the Department of Contemporary Japanese Society refines the skills needed to solve them by combining diverse perspectives, interpretations, and methods. Students internalize these skills by discerning among the things that ought to, can be, do not, and must not change. It is important to protect the things that must not change and it is necessary to take bold steps to change the things that ought to be changed. In this department, we have courses such as "The Japanese Nation" and "The Lives of Great Japanese" to give students an understanding of the essential aspects of Japan that do not change. Courses where students learn methods for changing things that ought to be changed include "Innovation" and "Public Policy." In addition, with the aim of tackling many of the problems that contemporary Japan faces, we nurture in students the ability to develop original plans that draw on diverse viewpoints from the four fields of "Politics and Economics," "Local Communities," "Social Welfare," and "Traditional Culture."

A wide range of classes are now offered and the courses have been renamed!

In order to tackle the issues faced in Japan today, students receive a practical education in four courses, which develop graduates who can make contributions as leaders in a wide range of occupations that include civil service, corporate employment, and entrepreneurship.


Politics and Economics Course

Local Communities Course

Social Welfare Course

Traditional Culture Course


Management Innovation Course

In order to investigate issues faced by various organizations at the local level in localities and local government, as well as in companies and at the national level, we develop in our students the abilities that they will need to turn business innovations into reality.


Regional Revitalization Course

Through research and analysis in fieldwork focused on the Ise-Shima region, we cultivate problem-solving abilities, and our students aim to contribute to the revitalization of local regions.


Welfare Development Course

Students who receive training in this course aim to obtain national certifications such as those available for social welfare workers or psychiatric social workers, while others plan to work in the private or public sphere with a welfare mindset.


Cultural Presentation Course

In Ise, which is home to the Jingu shrine complex, students learn about Japanese traditions and culture, and they are trained to become human resources who can present "Japanese values" to the world.


Entrance Examination
Entrance Examination
Ise-Shima Guide