The Cultural Interaction Department consists of the Area Studies Division for interdisciplinary studies regarding region-specific cultural traits and cultural metamorphosis, and the Intercultural Communication Division for multifaceted research on the reality of cross-cultural contacts, conflicts and interactions. This Department aims for (1) understanding of cultures of different regions, (2) understanding of cross-cultural relations and interactions, and (3) development of cross-cultural communication abilities.

Two Educational Tracks

The master's program has a Career Enhancement Track and a Researcher Track. Applicants by General Admission and Special Selection for Adult Applicants select one of these two tracks when applying for admission. Applicants by Special Selection for Foreign Students select one after enrollment.

Career Enhancement Track

This track caters to students who intend to work after completing the master’s program. By acquiring broad expertise and practical applied skills, students seek to develop their career to a higher level. Students can earn the master’s degree by acquiring the requisite credits in courses focused on special lectures and by submitting a master’s research report appropriate for their career plans.

Researcher Track

This track caters to the students who intend to take the entrance exam for and enter the doctoral program. The track offers a curriculum designed to train researchers and high-level specialists. To complete the track, students are required to take requisite credits in courses centered on advanced expertise seminars and to submit a master’s thesis or a master’s folio.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of Arts
  • Subject area
    Area Studies
    Intercultural Communication
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Total Intake (AY 2017)


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