The ideal student is someone who will study the issues that local communities are facing from a wide-range of interdisciplinary perspectives, who has the desire to create a healthy culture for local communities in which people can live more at ease, and who has the drive to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve these objectives.
Training local community people who have the desire to be leaders, well-equipped in both theory and practice, and able to get local communities motivated and active.
This Faculty seeks students who have an interest in contributing to municipalities that
are in tune with Japan's era of the local community and the era of decentralization. By
studying law, politics, public administration, sociology and cultural sciences, among
other subjects, students will undertake interdisciplinary studies and research. The aim of
these studies is to train a diverse range of people who possess the abstract and specific
skills that will enable them to identify the issues facing local communities and help solve
Our curriculum includes a wide range of contemporary themes such as the citizen-judge system, advocacy, the decentralization of power, town planning, social welfare, the environment, information, mass media, gender, social education, and the understanding of other cultures. We also offer classes that cover important areas in practical learning, hands-on experience and local fieldwork.
Students learn about subjects related to legal policy and regional administration. They are also presented with opportunities to work on the creation of new communities by analyzing laws and administrative mechanisms and operations, examining the policy formation process, and performing fieldwork to learn more about local government efforts and activities organized by the citizens themselves.
Students learn about subjects related to society and culture.
This course provides opportunities to understand local communities more objectively through various means such as conducting social surveys, comparative area studies, and excavations. Students will also learn about ongoing efforts in various places that aim to create new local communities and cultures, while they acquire the potential to shape new communities for themselves.