TUJ is in the heart of Tokyo, which is one of the World's 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.
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 and Engagement (OSSE) 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, OSSE 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.