• Hitomi Sakamoto, Professor, ICP Managing Director, Toyo Gakuen University
    ICP Managing Director
    Hitomi Sakamoto, Professor,
    Toyo Gakuen University

Global strengths gained through ICP

  • Practical English Skills

    On top of the basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills developed through prior English education, you will develop critical thinking skills and ways to express your thoughts.

  • Extensive Refinement

    In order to understand different cultures, you must first have a correct understanding of world history, including your own country’s past and culture. There is a wide range of things to learn including philosophy, religion, music, art and literature, as well as global politics, foreign affairs, the environment and issues of poverty.

  • Power of Expression

    The Japanese language can employ ambiguous expressions that are unfamiliar outside of Japan. By acquiring debate and presentation skills to discuss and persuade, people will sit up and listen to what you have to say, and share your thoughts with others.

  • Flexibility

    The experience of being in a different culture and exchanging opinions with people who hold various viewpoints develops the ability for you to make decisions and take action with a broader perspective while maintaining your ethnic identity.

The Career Field for ICP Graduates

  • International Organizations

    Nearly 30 institutions related to the United Nations, including UNICEF and the IMF are located in Japan. There are also organizations that contribute to international cooperation and business such as JICA, JOCV and JETRO. These organizations need individuals who will play leading roles on the world stage.

  • NGO/NPO

    Non-governmental and non-profit organizations include renowned groups such as Doctors Without Borders and numerous other long-standing groups that conduct grassroots international activities. NGOs are in various fields such as health, education, and finance. NGOs also work on gender issues in developing countries and support areas affected by natural disasters and conflict.

  • Global Companies

    Japanese companies are becoming increasingly globalized, with some adopting English as the official working language or actively recruiting foreign students. These workplaces not only require employees to have language skills but also a global liberal arts education, including intercultural business manners and strong communication skills.

  • Postgraduate Studies

    You may be required to earn a Master’s or Doctoral degree in a domestic or overseas postgraduate school in order to work for certain international organizations. By achieving advanced communication, research and writing skills, you will be well equipped for postgraduate studies.