Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
The application will open on October 1st, 2018 for the 2019 seminar(s) and the deadline is on October 26th, 2018. You need to first download the application and send it to the secretariat of Ritsumeikan University.
Make sure to pay the service charge for the seminar to complete your registration by October 31st as well. Further information will be provided on the seminar website.
Am I eligible to apply?
This is official course designed for Ritsumeikan University, University of Sydney, and Queensland University of Technology. Basically, this course is only open for these universities and others that are related to these universities or ANGeL(The Australian Network for Japanese Law). Participants are also expected to have the ability to read, write and discuss in English; knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Please ask to contact or if you want to know if you are eligible or not.
Will I be accepted?
The application will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as long as the applicant is eligible to apply. If you are students in Australia taking this course as credit course, you need to contact your own school first. After you registered at your school, you also need to send application to us through this site. Your registration will be completed upon the confirmation of your payment.
What is the difference between the Kyoto Seminar and the Tokyo Seminar?
The Kyoto Seminar is an introductory course which provides participants with an opportunity to study Japanese law in a wide range of subject area, including civil justice, gender and the law, public law, and business law, while experiencing life in Kyoto-Japan's beautiful former capital city and the heartland of traditional culture.
The Tokyo seminar is an advanced course which allows participants to study Japanese business law more intensively, while staying in Tokyo-the Japanese economic core and a major global financial center.
The seminars can be completed in any order, though it is advisable to attend the Kyoto Seminar first, as it provides a general introduction to Japanese Law.
Do you provide accommodation for the participants?
We do not offer on-campus or off-campus accommodation owned by the university. You need to make arrangement for your own accommodation. Both Kyoto and Tokyo are popular cities to visit for tourists from all over the world. You can choose your place to stay from various types of accommodation. We provide information to assist you in finding accommodation that is right to you.
What other expenses are required besides the program fee?
Besides the program fee, which covers the cost of the lectures; opening and closing ceremonies; and administration, participants are required to pay for their own accommodation, visa application, travel, insurance, transportation in Japan, meals and other personal expenses.
Is any preparation required?
From the password-protected web page, participants are able to download the reading materials for each class in PDF format. Participants are encouraged to read these materials before class. We will be putting the materials on the web page as soon as lecture material is finalized.
You need an Enrollment key to view the materials and it will be given after your registration is confirmed.