Northwestern and Japan
Northwestern and Japan
|Partner Institution||Partner Type & Sponsor|
|Keio University: Graduate School of Business|
|Keio University: School of Medicine|
|Tokyo Institute of Technology|
Units and Groups
Asian Studies Graduate ClusterFaculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories,
- Japan Club
- Northwestern Anime Club
- Japanese American Student Association
- Karate Club
- Asian Pacific American Coalition
- 44 students from Japan at Northwestern:
- 12 Undergraduate
- 18 Masters
- 14 Doctoral
2 Northwestern students in Japan:Due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, only two MBA students studied abroad on a Northwestern exchange program in 2021-2022. Prior to the pandemic, on average 12 students studied in Japan annually.
The Kakehashi Project
In December 2022, the Kakehashi (“Bridge”) Program invited 23 Northwestern students to travel to Japan for an opportunity that promoted personal exchanges and focused on hands on experiences with Japanese culture. The week-long program was sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Affairs and the Japan International Cooperation Center, and was coordinated by Northwestern's Office of International Relations. During the trip, the students spent time learning about Japanese culture through various activities that helped them develop a deeper understanding of the country. Besides exploring Tokyo, the students visited educational sites and institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, participated in cross-cultural workshops, and had discussions with local people.
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 2021-2022 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2022. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.