Career & Employment
Alumni of the College of International Relations have taken the expertise, communication skills and vitality that they gained over their four years at the University, and put those abilities to use in various fields around the globe.
A distinguishing trait of the alumni of the College of International Relations is that, compared to graduates of other departments, more of them have discovered career paths in international fields as government officials, as well as with JICA, trading companies, manufacturing companies, and multinational corporations, and in the fields of information technology, infrastructure, and media. Also, more of them have gone on to further their studies in graduate programs.
The Career Path of Alumni over the past 5 Years
Japanese Companies That Have Hired GS Graduates
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD, The Kansai Electric Power Company, LIXIL Corporation, ORIX Corporation, Rakuten Group, Inc., JCB Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, DESCENTE LTD., Nitto Denko Corporation, SoftBank Corp., CyberAgent, Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation, Faurecia Clarion Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, ROHM Co., Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, KDDI Corporation, Accenture Japan Ltd.
Overseas: University of Oxford, Stanford University, London School of Economics and Political Science, George Washington University, University of Manchester, The University of Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of San Diego, Leiden University, The University of Sheffield, Seoul National University, University of Bristol, Université Libre de Bruxelles Japan: Ritsumeikan University, Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Kobe University, Tsukuba University, Keio University, Hitotsubashi University, Waseda University
Government and International Organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), The Japan Foundation, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Ministry of Finances, Ministry of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics Agency, Japan Coast Guard, National Tax Agency (Senior Specialist), Ministry of Justice Hiroshima Immigration Bureau, International Economy & Work Research Institute
ITOCHU Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, MITSUI & CO., LTD., Sojitz Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD, HONDA MOTOR CO. LTD., SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION, HINO MOTORS, LTD., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
Electric / Electronics Devices
Panasonic Corporation, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Corporation, NEC Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, OMRON Corporation, ROHM Co., Ltd., KYOCERA Corporation, KEYENCE CORPORATION, NIIDEC Cooperation, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd., AISIN CORPORATION, ISHIDA CO. LTD., SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HORIBA, Ltd.
Merchandise/ Food/ Pharmaceutical
The Procter & Gamble Company, Unilever Japan K.K., Kirin Holdings Company, Limited., SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED, Japan Tobacco Inc., House Foods Group Inc., LOTTE Co., Ltd., MORINAGA & CO., LTD., Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., NIPPN CORPORATION, Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd., Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,NIHON L'ORÉAL K.K.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd., IHI Corporation,KUBOTA Corporation, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., TOYOBO CO. LTD., LIXIL Corporation, The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., CANON INC., ASICS Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Corporation
NTT DOCOMO, INC., SoftBank Group Corp., NTT East, NTT West, NTT Communications, Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., IBM Japan Digital Services Company, Rakuten Group, Inc., Oracle Corporation Japan, Yahoo Japan Corporation, LINE Corporation, CyberAgent, Inc.
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., Skymark Airlines Inc., Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Central Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company, Hokkaido Railway Company, Hokkaido Electric Power Company Incorporated, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., The Chugoku Electric Power Company, Incorporated, JAPAN POST Co., Ltd., YAMATO TRANSPORT CO., LTD., SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD., NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD., DHL Supply Chain, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.
K.K. Kyodo News, FM OSAKA Co., Ltd., Kyoto Shimbun Co.,Ltd., Kyoto Broadcasting System Co.,Ltd., RCC BROADCASTING CO.,Ltd., Chunichi Shimbun CO.,Ltd., Shizuoka Telecasting CO.,Ltd., TV TOKYO Holdings Corporation, Tokai Television Broadcasting CO.,Ltd., TOYO KEIZAI INC., Nishinippon Broadcasting CO.,Ltd., Japan Broadcasting Corporation., The Mainichi Newspapers CO.,Ltd., The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Message from the Graduates
"The People of IR" interview website introduces the College of International Relations Alumni active in the world today.
JDP Alumna is Pursuing a Path to Restore Justice for Climate Migrants
JD/MAPJ Dual Degree, University of San Diego（Graduated in August 2022）
In an environment where I could express myself freely, I honed both my academic skills and sense of humanity.
Works at Rakuten Mobile, Inc. (Class of 2018)
I was able to overcome my weaknesses in giving presentations and debating and to improve my listening and communication skills.
Works at NN Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Class of 2017)
My experience at Ritsumeikan University, studying with students with a variety of backgrounds, meeting people working in international cooperation field, lead to my current path.
Global Studies Major alumni 2019