Faculty of International Communication

The Faculty of International Communication aims to educate and train students to become internationally minded persons who can handle the challenges of internationalization and of the 21st century by deepening their understanding of other cultures and enhancing their communication skills. The Faculty of International Communication focuses on fostering individuals skilled in general communications by introducing a curriculum that emphasizes media, broadcasting and publishing, and incorporates courses in linguistics and psychology to produce professionals "who understand people and are capable of true communication."

The Faculty of International Communication - Features of Study

The Faculty of International Communication has established three fields for learning living "language." The first is "international," which imparts knowledge of world economics and politics. The second is "international culture," which teaches about the lifestyle, history, art, religion, etc., of the people of the country or region where the language is used. The third is "media communications," which imparts knowledge of the media and human psychology. These three fields can be studied in accordance with the student's interests and needs.

Experiencing culture is also important. Because understanding your own culture and others as well makes one worthy of being called "cosmopolitan," courses stimulate cultural awareness of students by giving them the opportunity to appreciate foreign cultural entertainment such as musicals and classical Japanese performing arts such as bunraku and kabuki.


Educational Goals of the Department/Courses

The educational goals of the department/course are to temper student's thinking by pondering churning international society by "international" study and providing a relative perception of multiple cultures by studying "international culture," and to provide students with the ability to make effective presentations and ability to communicate and astutely analyze information by studying "media communication."

There are a variety of unique courses that propel students along a colorful path to the future such as the "Dignitary Interview Course," in which academic staff experienced in interviewing distinguished people teach the way to conduct an interview to get real opinion and true nature of the person being interviewed, the "Motion Picture Caption Course" where students learn to produce the best captions according mouth movements, psychological state and personalities of the characters, and "Romantic Psychology," where students scientifically observe differences in the way men and women behave towards love of the way them become acquainted with each other.

Teaching Staff

Name Research Field Subject
Inoue Yuji
EU Politics International Relations
Ono Shigeru
Fanciful Character
(Character in Animated Cartoon)
Media Production and Expression
Kagawa Mari
International Relations between Japan and U.S. American Politics (California)International Relations between Japan and U.S.
Kamio Tokiko
Crosscultural Interchange Japanese Culture
Kwon Hitomi
Foreign Language Education Multicultural Education English Language Teaching and Learning
Kodera Masahiro
English Teaching Methodology English Linguistics
Assistant Professor
Christopher Samuell
International Communication Oral Communication
Mark D. Sheehan
CALL, Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) British Literature,? Teaching of English as a Second Language
Associate Professor
Shibata Seigi
Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Religious Studies Contemporary Society
Sugimura Junko
English Reading Victorian Literature, English language teaching
Suyama Yasuji
Psychology of Career Choice Career Education
Cho Mikyung
Comparative Culture Intercultural Communication
Chen Li
History of Urban Culture (Asia) The city of Ancient China.,Official Document in the Han Period
Tsuboi Hyosuke
Journalism News - Documentary
Nagata Takuji
Chinese history From the Han to the Northern and the Southern Dynasties
Hashimoto Eiji
Second Language Acquisition English Reading, English Writing
Fujino Hiroyuki
Library and Information Science Library and Information Science
Associate Professor
Muto Mami
Psychology Psychology of Interpersonal Communication

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