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Global Human Resources Defined by the Faculty of Regional Development Studies

Japanese (TOYO Global RDS)

Cultivate the Broad Capabilities, including Foreign Language Skills, You Need for Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

The Faculty of Regional Development Studies aspires to develop global human resources capable of functioning effectively around the world amid globalization. At the Faculty of Regional Development Studies, we define the global human resources that we aspire to develop: they are professionals with global mindsets who contribute to regional development and tourism inside and outside Japan.

There is far more to being global human resources than being able to speak English. Our aim is to cultivate people with global perspectives capable of vitalizing communities by contributing to regional development and tourism. They require not only the ability to communicate in a foreign language but also broad capabilities, including problem-solving skills to find practical solutions to pressing problems and an appreciation of Japanese culture as the basis for reaching out to other cultures.

GHRD Program

The GHRD Program of the Faculty of Regional Development Studies emphasizes the following:

  1. Communication skill in foreign language for fruitful communication with people in communities around the world
  2. Intercultural understanding and national identity based on appreciation and respect of other cultures and social mores
  3. Critical thinking skills to analyze issues and implement solutions by way of experiential learning in field work
  4. A capacity to use technical information in English so that it will be possible to use the knowledge overseas

The Faculty of Regional Development Studies has two departments: the Department of Regional Development Studies and the Department of Tourism. Students of the Faculty of Regional Development Studies participate in various SAIHAT events while studying a major in their department. A distinctive advantage of the Faculty of Regional Development Studies is that students develop global perspectives while also receiving specialized education.

Skill set to be acquired

Communication skills in foreign languages

E-learning prior to commencing studies at the university

Class placement made according to ability level and placement tests

TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS special courses

LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes)

Long-term academic exchanges

Follow-up courses

Intercultural understanding and national identity

Study Abroad In Hakusan, Toyo (SAIHAT) Program

International student symposia

Field Programs in Japan

English Community Zone (ECZ)

Language Exchange Partner (LEP)

Ambassador Lectures

Japan studies program

Development of practical skills

Fieldwork

Overseas Internships

A capacity to use technical information in English

Courses taught in foreign languages

Graduation thesis in English