A Greeting from Our President

KUBO, Chiharu, M. D., Ph. D
Kyushu University

As President of Kyushu University, I am delighted to extend an invitation to students from around the world to apply to the “Japan in Today’s World” (JTW) program. A unique and deeply gratifying experience awaits you.

JTW was established in 1994 by Kyushu University, the first of Japan’s national universities to offer a year-long study opportunity for non-degree international students. Our mission from the beginning, in which we proudly can claim much success, has been to provide an accessible, high quality academic introduction to life in contemporary Japan, to our country’s history, and to its broader engagement with global society, in combination with intensive language training and a rich variety of co-curricular activities designed to enhance cultural learning and to encourage the building of meaningful, enduring relationships with Japanese.

Over the years, hundreds of visiting students representing dozens of leading higher education institutions in Asia, Europe, and the America’s have benefitted from JTW in important ways, gaining the confidence and competence needed for responsible, effective participation in our interdependent world. Indeed, by virtue of their different backgrounds, perspectives, and goals, they have contributed significantly to the classroom and community diversity that make JTW an ideal environment for personal growth and achievement.

Kyushu University, founded in 1911 as one of Japan’s original Imperial Universities, has a long-standing tradition of educational excellence that includes a strong commitment to international exchange. Challenging and stimulating, transformative and memorable, the JTW experience exhibits and continues this tradition. It just may be the opportunity that you are seeking…