Life is full of encounters. Encounters with studies, with teachers, with friends… Experiencing these encounters beyond national boundaries will surely change you. We feel a fresh sensation when communicating with foreign people for the first time or standing in a foreign town. People visiting Japan from abroad will feel the same way. The role of the International Center is to help deepen and broaden the new connection among people who meet across national borders.
The modern international society faces various problems such as terrorism, economic disparity, international tensions, etc., and new problems arise one after another every year. In Japan, even though there may be a sense of remoteness due to being in an island country, we inevitably come to be involved in these issues. Because of the ongoing situation in the world, it is even more important for us all to maintain international communication, to think cooperatively about the direction the world should go in, and to do what we can to move in this direction.
The International Center has its basis in Tokyo, where people from around the world come and go. We encourage young people to build up international experiences and to have the ability to be active on a big stage beyond Japan. By sending young people abroad and welcoming young people from the world to our university, we would like to help many people experience encounters across countries. This will lead to the kind of lifelong friendship which is possible to create only when you are young, and we wish you to find the joy of chasing your dream together with your friends. Studies and research have no borders. There are wonderful people and wonderful cultures in the world. By knowing them, you will also firmly recognize how many wonderful points Japan has.
TMU warmly welcomes students from the world, and we are confident you will overcome barriers of language and of differences in life style and customs. Please share your time together with our students and faculty members, make lifelong memories and become a good friend of Japan. For this purpose, the International Center will support everyone coming to our university from abroad with all our strength.
Executive Director, International Center