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Active in international society

In recent years, we have been producing graduates who move onto various fields and industries such as corporate enterprises (mainly international), media companies, (newspaper, broadcast, publication), think-tanks, international authority agents, and government institutions. Furthermore, 10% of graduates who aspire go to doctoral programs to obtain a Doctoral degree to become researchers.

Sample of Employers Hiring Graduate School Alumni

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
  • Local government employss(Osaka prefecture, Hyogo prefecture, Kouchi prefecture,etc.)
  • Educator(Shiga prefecture, Aichi prefecture, Yao city, etc.)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • The Japan Foundation
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • Kyodo News
  • The Chunichi Shimbun
  • Kodansha Company Ltd.
  • Recruit Holdings
  • Panasonic
  • Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd.
  • Fujitsu
  • Microsoft
  • IBM Japan, Ltd.
  • Kirin Brewery Company, Limited.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Shimdzu
  • Daikin Industries
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Accenture Japan Ltd.
  • Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company
  • Kansai NGO Council
  • Tera Renaissance
  • NIPPON KOEI CO., LTD      etc...


Working as a bridge between Vietnam and Japan

Le Thi My Hanh

KDDI Vietnam Corporation - Hanoi Head Quarter

I selected GSIR to advance my undergraduate studies regarding Japanese investment in Vietnam. My research theme in Ritsumeikan was “Attracting FDI from Japan to Vietnam and implications for better policies on attracting FDI.”

Now, I am working at KDDI Vietnam Corporation (a Japanese Company) and am in charge of taking PIC (Peripheral Interface Controller) to many companies around the world.

This job gives me a chance to meet and communicate with many Japanese customers. It requires writing skills in which I am quite confident, because of my education at Ritsumeikan. Working with many customers helps me grow as a person. I first realized this at Ritsumeikan when we were put into small groups for class discussions and projects. Working closely with people from different cultural backgrounds taught me to accept the differences of others.

My purpose of studying in Japan was not only to learn about investing, but also about Japan’s spirit, which resides in its culture and people. I learned about these things and so much more. My experiences at Ritsumeikan have not only been useful in my job, but also in my daily life.


Varying Internationally Perspectives

Scott, Alex Hughes


My classes at Ritsumeikan have been focused on the role of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in international development. The academic environment at Ritsumeikan helps guide students in whatever direction they wish to go in and the professors and staff are there to support your efforts.

Japan has been at the pinnacle of development and democratization in Asia and Ritsumeikan has trained many students who have contributed to this cause. Within my focus of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and development, my studies in Kyoto have allowed me to understand the unique and distinct version of international aid which Japan provides throughout the world and specifically in ASEAN countries.

As an international student, I firmly believe that understanding other cultures is an important first step to gain realistic cultural empathy. Traveling throughout the world in order to understand that there are different ways of viewing a situation is imperative to promoting meaningful change. The students and faculty here are an amazing mix of people from diverse backgrounds. After graduating from Ritsumeikan I plan on working as an international communications manager at a multinational organization and my experiences at Ritsumeikan have allowed me to gain valuable experience which will transfer to the workplace.