Department of Economics

What Makes the Department Unique

What is “Economics”?

The study of economics involves learning current and past economic theory, while analyzing and understanding the various economic phenomenon that have to do with our daily lives going on around us, such as the economic climate, finance, trade, etc., and finding common threads among those, examining and making your own theories.

Special Lectures

Our special lectures cover a wide range of topics, covering issues relevant to the current times. Economics is truly a living, evolving field, and these special lectures will keep you at the forefront of recent exciting developments.

The Curriculum

In your first year you study Micro Economics I and Macro Economics I, along with other fundamental subjects. Then from the second year on, you take basic and advanced courses based on their program focus, delving deeper into economics gradually and systematically. There are also seminars to pursue various research themes on your own.

What We Look For in an Applicant

Students should of course have an interest in economics, but also have the desire to learn about anything and everything. It may seem a bit tough at first, but after taking that first step into the world of economics, students will be able to have confidence in themselves and discover new, bigger goals and dreams to shoot for.

About the Programs

From your second year on, you will join a specialized program to further your learning in a structured format.

Theory & Information Program

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to graduate school or pursue a career in public service.

Socioeconomics Program

Acquire the skills to analyze and evaluate the current economic climate from a historical perspective.

Public Economics Program

Gain the skills it takes to correctly evaluate economic intervention and conditioning by the government.

International Economics Program

Learn the skills to analyze international economics and judge the effects on Japan.

Welfare & Labor Program

Acquire the skills to analyze labor and welfare issues from an economics standpoint.

Environment & City Program

Foster the ability to correctly view and evaluate problems facing cities and the environment, and formulate new measures to address them.