What’s KJE Program？
KJE (Kyoritsu Japanology in English) is a program which offers a wide variety of courses on Japanese culture taught in English. The program covers Liberal Arts in Japan such as Literature, Society, Contribution to International Welfare, Art, Environment, and History. It also includes Music, Flower Arrangement, Koto Music, Tea Ceremony, Kyogen (Farce) Plays, Noh Plays, Comics, and Animated Cartoons, etc. The program provides a good opportunity to experience and explore various aspects of Japan. In 2020 Tokyo will host the Olympic Games, for which Kyoritsu aims at promoting international exchange relations and looks forward to welcoming highly motivated students.
We have released the application forms for Fall Semester 2017.
We have released the application forms for 2017.
The application for the Program of September 2016 is now closed.
We have released the application forms for 2016.
The website for KJE is now open!
Dates of Terms
The Schedule of Fall Semester 2017:（Subject to change）
|Advisable Arrival Date||the middle of September, 2017|
|KJE Classes commence||September 21st, 2017|
|KJE Classes terminate||February 1st, 2018|
|Award Ceremony||February 20th, 2018|
|Application period||From February 1st, 2017 to March 14th, 2017|
|Announcement of the Screening Results||by the middle of March, 2017|
Curricular Study Course
The World of the Arts and Music
Title of Lecture The World of the Arts and Music Lecturer Chris HoskinsThis course is designed to introduce the music of Japan through historical periods leading up to the 20th century, and by genre in the 20th and 21st centuries. It will cover traditional classic forms as well as popular forms, from the ancient court music, through entertainment forms such as Noh and Kabuki, to Enka, Kayokyoku, swing, jazz, pop, rock, electronic and more. The class will meet weekly, be conducted in English and include a combination of lectures, discussion activities, and the use of multimedia to experience and learn about the music of Japan. Course grades will be based on attendance, participation, worksheets, writing assignments and presentations. Design of the course is ongoing and subject to change as necessary.
The World of Literature
Title of Lecture The World of Literature Lecturer Magarett MitsutaniThis class is a survey of Japanese women writers from the Heian period (794-1185) to the 21st century. We will begin by reading excerpts from the Tale of Genji and the love poems of several roughly contemporary women poets. After a decline in women’s writing following the Heian period, women writers emerged once again when Japan was opened to the outside world in the mid-nineteenth century after roughly three centuries of isolation. As representatives of the Meiji era (1865-1912), we will read the works of Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896) and Kimura Akebono (1872-1890). Virtually the only Meiji woman writer to receive high critical appraisal, Ichiyo writes mainly of unhappily married women, prostitutes, and the poor, while Akebono spun her frustrated ambition to study abroad into a fantastic tale of young Japanese superwoman whose feats astonish both Britain and America. Some of the other writers we will deal with are Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951), Enchi Fumiko (1905-1986), Oba Minako (1930-2007), Kono Taeko (1926-2015), and Tawada Yoko (1960- ), a contemporary bilingual writer (German and Japanese).
Issues in Politics and Society
Title of Lecture Issues in Politics and Society Lecturer Hanno TeraoThis course examines various aspects of contemporary Japanese society from a sociological perspective. Compared with Western societies, Japan is often described as a society of formality, uniformity and homogeneity. By covering key sociological topics such as class, gender, ethnicity, work, geographical variation, government and civil society, social welfare and subculture, this course somewhat challenges such ordinary views and help students acquire better and critical understandings of the diversity and dynamism of contemporary Japan.
Issues in International Relations
Title of Lecture Issues in International Relations Lecturer Satoru KurosawaVarious issues in the world、such as poverty, environment, conflicts, refugees, disasters, will be explained based on some concrete examples. After overviewing such issues, we will study how international societies address these issues, particularly from the viewpoints of development cooperation, humanitarian aid, peace cooperation, etc.
Introduction to Japanese History
Title of Lecture Introduction to Japanese History Lecturer Satomi YamamotoWe will then study Japanese engagement in such issues as Japan's official development assistance for developing countries, Japan's policies for accepting displaced persons, peace contribution by Self-defense forces, etc.
Issues in Environmental Studies and Science
Title of Lecture Issues in Environmental Studies and Science Lecturer Toyoki HosonoThis course surveys major aspects of Japan’s environmental policies. Students will begin with the basic frameworks of Japan’s environmental policies including policy goals and the science behind them, as well as relevant laws and major actors within the government. Next, the students will learn the state of the environment in the past and the present, and measures that were taken to protect the environment in the last 50 years or so. Emphasis will be on pollution abatement, land use and environmental aspects of energy policies. Although reliable environmental indices that enable international comparison are somewhat limited, efforts will be made to make the best use of what are available.
Extra curricular Study Course
Japanese cultural activities at Kyoritsu
Title of Lecture Japanese cultural activities at Kyoritsu You are going to attend courses of Flower Arrangement, Tea Ceremony, Koto Music and Kyogen (Farce) Play, which are to be assisted by the members of Kyoritsu Student’s Cultural Activities.
Cultural interests in Chiyoda-Ku : Jinbo-cho and Akihabara
Title of Lecture Cultural interests in Chiyoda-Ku : Jinbo-cho and Akihabara According to a special theme, you explore and study the area, pursuing your interests. And the course consists of discussions and presentations in the class.
※Requirements for completion of the course: You should complete the classes taking more than 8 credits in the curricular course and attending more than one class in the extra curricular program within a half term (or one year at the longest).
※Those who have completed the course above successfully are to be granted Certificate of Attendance.
- Female students only
- Those who have already graduated or currently study at the undergraduates or graduates course at university either abroad or in Japan.
- You should submit a recommendation letter written by a faculty member of your home university.
- Number to be Admitted: 15 students
Fee : 94,000 yen
The Fee includes Enrollment Fee and Tuition Fee
Fee does not include the following expenses: transportation, travelling voyage, accommodation, food, oversea traveling insurance of accident, and other living costs
- Date of Deadline of Delivery ( either by post or email) of the necessary documents
- Announcement of the admission and Admission procedure
- Date of deadline of admission procedure and payment of the Fee
In case of Cancellation
As a general rule, we do not refund the tuition and fees once paid.
- In the event of over-enrollment in lectures or special activities, there is a possibility that you might not able to take part in.
- Kyoritsu reserves the right to make changes regarding schedules in the program distributed through web site or in brochures.
- This program is primarily for the non-native Japanese speakers.
For more information
International Exchange Office
2-2-1,Hitotsubashi,Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8437,Japan