Masters Program in International Affairs in Japan

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

An international affairs educational courses and program are designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary education. Different areas of study commonly included on curriculums often consist of geography, economics, political science, history, cultures and foreign languages.

Japan has one of the highly integrated higher education systems in Asia. Japans approach to science and technology is highly rated thus their education levels very structured from childhood to primary through secondary to tertiary levels. With 126 million people living in Japan it has a cultural rich environment. Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

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Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

Best Masters in International Affairs in Japan 2017. The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division... [-]