Kyoto & Tokyo Seminar


Frequently asked questions

  • Am I eligible to apply?
    This is an official course designed for Ritsumeikan University, University of Sydney and Australian National University. Basically, this course is only open for these universities and others related to the universities or ANJeL (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. If you do not know if you are eligible, please contact (
  • 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 a student, you need to contact your own school first. After you registered at your school, you also need to submit the online application form for us on this website. 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 that 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 neither on-campus nor off-campus accommodation owned by the university. You need to make an arrangement for your accommodation by yourself. Both Kyoto and Tokyo are popular cities to visit for tourists from all over the world. You can choose your place to stay in various types of accommodation. We provide information to assist you in finding accommodation that is suitable for you.
    Please check Transportation / Accommodation for details. Transportation / Accommodation
  • What other expenses are required besides the program fee?
    Besides the program fee, which mainly covers the lectures, opening and closing ceremonies, and administration, participants are responsible for paying airfare, accommodation, visa application fees, travel insurance, transportation in Japan, meals, and other personal expenses.
  • Is any preparation required?
    From the password-protected web page, participants can 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 the lecture material is finalized.
    You need an Enrollment key to view the materials, and it will be given after your registration is confirmed. Please contact the seminar coordinator for further inquiry at
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