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Graduate Education

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The Graduate University for Advanced Studies is a national university founded in 1988 as Japan’s first institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to graduate education. The university is a consortium institution dispersed among 18 Inter-University Research Institutes as parent institutes in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Each of the parent institutes offers the finest in graduate education. The university aims to nurture creative international researchers with wide-ranging vision who are capable of leading the latest trends in research.
Nichibunken administers the university’s Department of Japanese Studies in the School of Cultural and Social Studies.


Upon the request of national, public, and private universities in Japan, the Center provides joint graduate instruction, guidance, and advice to facilitate the research of a small number of graduate students each year.