Studying in Tokyo

TUJ is in the heart of central Tokyo, which ranks as one of the top cities in terms of safety and public transport. Within easy reach of campus are business, embassy and entertainment districts where students experience both the energy of contemporary Tokyo and the refinement of traditional Japan. In Tokyo, neighborhoods that have remained relatively unchanged for decades co-exist with 21st century architectural marvels.

Tokyo's Minato Ward

TUJ is located in the Minami-Azabu area of Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The area is a center for major embassies and businesses, and is one of the more upscale residential neighborhoods in Tokyo with a large international population. Students not yet confident in their Japanese skills will find the area easy to adjust to.

Tokyo’s public transportation system is among the most extensive and efficient in the world. It is a pedestrian-friendly city with little need for a car. From TUJ it is a short walk to six major train lines that connect students to the rest of Tokyo and neighboring cities.

Major Districts within Easy Reach

Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Asakusa—These exciting districts of Tokyo are a few train stations away from the campus and await you for the time of your life. You will not only learn about Japan at TUJ, but also experience real Japanese culture.

One of the Safest Cities

Thirteen million people call Tokyo home. Yet it remains one of the world’s safest major metropolises, with a lower crime rate than cities half its size. Police boxes, or koban, are found in most neighborhoods and are available to assist with directions or lost articles. Streets are well lit and security is present in most buildings.

Adjusting to Life in Tokyo

The Office of Student Services (OSS) at TUJ provides information on getting adjusted to life in Tokyo. From train maps to instructions on how to get a cell phone or open a bank account, OSS is available to assist all TUJ students.

A Unique Opportunity to Learn about Japan

While offering a true American education, TUJ also provides a unique opportunity to learn about Japan. Students can choose from a broad range of courses on Japanese politics, history, business, and culture, enhanced by Japanese-language classes at all levels. In addition, many programs, from economics and international relations to psychology and art, weave Japan-related content into their curricula. Off campus, internships offer real-world insights into the life and people of this land.

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) deepens understanding of Japan. A series of year-round lectures brings distinguished guest speakers to address topics covering Japanese politics, economics, and culture. Scholars in residence and research fellows further add to the intellectual life at TUJ.