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Northwestern and Japan

Northwestern and Japan

Northwestern has a long relationship with Japan which is quite evident today. We have partnerships with several universities in Japan that serve Northwestern students in a wide range of fields, from medicine to business. We also have approximately 1,400 alumni living in Japan, which help deepen our partnerships.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Keio University: Graduate School of Business
Keio University: School of Medicine
Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Research > McCormick School of Engineering
University of Tokyo

Units and Groups

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers an education in the languages, cultures, and literature of Asia. Students acquire linguistic and transcultural competence in one or more regions of Asia and get to know Asia as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.
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Asian Studies Graduate Cluster

Faculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.
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Student Groups

  • Japan Club
  • Northwestern Anime Club
  • Japanese American Student Association
  • Karate Club
  • Treblemakers
  • Asian Pacific American Coalition
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Northwestern alumni are based in Japan.

The NU Club of Japan and the Kellogg Alumni Club of Japan offer social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Japan. Other ways to get and stay involved can be found here.

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This page features data and information from the 2022-2023 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2023. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.