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College of Intercultural Communication (CIC)

Intercultural Communication for Global Leadership

Intercultural Communication for Global Leadership fosters the ability to propose solutions for an increasingly diverse and complex society, with plurilingualism and pluriculturalism as the founding and guiding principles. Through the study of Intercultural Communication, students will explore multicultural situations by putting emphasis on one or more of the following fields: Language Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Communication Studies, and/or Global Studies.

Degree Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication
Duration 4 years
Semesters of intake Spring (April) & Fall (September)
Admissions requirements

Refer to the Admissions Requirements

Admission capacity 10
Tuition and academic fees (annual) 1,191,500 JPY


Note: This curriculum map reflects the primary and some example course names.
※1:We do not have the Japanese language classes exemption system.
curriculum table

Course Examples

Communication and Citizenship

This course explores the influential role that race plays in shaping one’s interactions with "Others". To understand the deep interconnections between race and daily life, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is employed to study inequalities in society.

Advanced Seminar: Language and Identity

This course introduces students to the role of language in creating, maintaining, and changing personal, social, and political identities. Key themes covered in this course include individual and group identities, dialect, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, language policy, and multi/translingualism.

Globalization and Gender

This course focuses on the impact of globalization in Asia from the perspective of gender. Students read and discuss how globalization has impacted social, economic, political, and cultural changes in Asian countries, and how these changes have had effects on gender roles.


We envision our graduates to contribute to the development of a multicultural society by offering diversified perspectives and a global mindset to every task they face. Possible careers that require advanced intercultural competence are, but not limited to, the fields of: teaching languages (English, Japanese); translation and interpreting; international development or working for global companies/organizations.

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