Graduate School of Global Communication
Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication, Division of Information and Media Studies

Graduate School of Global Communication

Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication, Division of Information and Media Studies

Distinctive Features
-Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication
Fostering human resources who can contribute to promoting international cooperation and creating a world of peace
  In the international community today, international organizations, NGOs and multinational companies – in addition to national governments – have been increasingly playing important leadership roles, further promoting international exchanges. On the other hand, however, regional conflicts and other serious issues that stem from religious and ethnic antagonisms are on the rise. To promote international cooperation and realize a world of peace under the leadership of the United Nations, it is necessary to strengthen efforts to promote interaction and communication between nations and between regions. Against this backdrop, the Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication seeks to foster individuals with high levels of linguistic and communication abilities. Students are expected to develop the skills and capabilities required to work for international organizations and multinational businesses.

-Division of Information and Media Studies
Fostering specialists who can contribute to advanced information society
  With greater emphasis recently being placed on research into more creative and more advanced information systems, the rapid advancement of information systems has a significant impact on the political, economic, legal and various other fields. In keeping with the rapid development of the borderless world community, it is increasingly important to promote research into the influence of information systems on such various fields. To respond to these circumstances, we strive to foster advanced specialists in information media, who can play a leading role in an organization in the future and even contribute to the further development of an advanced information society.

Subjects
US-Japan Relations and National Security; History of Japanese Politics and Diplomacy; History of International Relations; International Conflicts and Law; Chinese Politics; Korean Politics; International Economics; Japanese Culture; Cross-Cultural Communication; Modern Japanese Literature; Nagasaki Community Documentation; Advanced Research on International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication; Video Journalism; Information Networks and Economics; Information Law; Media Images and Society; Culture and Society; Media and Expression; Image Processing and Measurement; Human-Machine Interface; Color Information; Media Content Planning; Advanced Research on Information Media; etc.

Research Theme Examples
● New Structure to Restrain Military Action: from Civilian Protection to Purpose Localization (Master's Program, Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication)
● TOEIC Score Discrepancies between Japanese and Korean Test takers "Perspectives from College Entrance Tests and Motivation" (Master's Program, Division of International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communication)
● Research into the "Nagasaki Saruku" Support System that Enables Visitors to Experience a Virtual History Tour (Master's Program, Division of Information and Media Studies)