Waseda University was established in 1882 by Shigenobu Okuma. Since its inception, Waseda has openly welcomed international students, and currently boasts the largest number of international students in Japan. That number stands at around 7,000, of which half are graduate students. At Waseda, Japanese students and international students learn side by side in the classroom and laboratory, and also interact in many other aspects of campus life, through which they are able to establish a network and form friendships with other students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. This is one of the key benefits of studying at Waseda.As a research university with a worldwide reputation, Waseda is a key participant in national programs by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to enhance to enhance Japan’s research capabilities. Towards our commitment to promoting original research and exploring new fields in teaching and research, the University continues to enhance its support system and further expand collaboration with researchers across Japan and around the world. I am confident that all graduate students enrolling at Waseda will utilize our unique, open and diverse learning environment for self-development and personal growth, through which they will be able to gain new insights and boldly address the issues facing today’s global society. President, Waseda UniversityKaoru KAMATAWorld gourmet capitalRich and unique cultureTokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. But it is not all about high-end sushi restaurants - there is also a wide variety of delicious yet cheap and casual food on offer, such as ramen and okonomiyaki. No other city has the range of restaurants and food from around the world like Tokyo does—including Halal food, too.In Tokyo, traditional temples and shrines are nestled alongside skyscrapers. With seasonal events and traditional festivals (matsuri) held throughout the year, Tokyo is a place where you can enjoy modern city life along with traditional culture. In 2020, students will also have the opportunity to experience the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.da?Waseda University 20194


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