Curriculum

Foundation Course1st year - 2nd year

Group-based

Associates work together as they firm their ambitions in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry.

Drawing on the same basic elements of learning sustained from MIGM’s foundation in 1980, all associates from the same year develop and pursue a course of study that also includes engaging with current issues. Living together on campus, associates motivate and learn from each other as they engage in a process of rigorous self-questioning that solidifies their determination to become leaders in their respective professions.

    • Exploring basic principles

      Exploring human, historical and national perspectives

    • Research on key issues for Japan

      Politics, foreign policy, national security, economy,public finance, social security, energy, education,medical and nursing care issues, etc.

    • Experience-based/practical learning

      Agriculture and fisheries, manufacturing and sales,policy-making

    • Study of Japanese traditions
      inclusive of an international perspective

      Tea ceremony, calligraphy, kendo, meditation, international communication

    • Cultivation of leadership qualities

      Dawn training, 100-kilometer march, learning the founder’s philosophy, camp, assistance for disaster-affected areas

  • Cleaning
  • Dawn run
  • Five-minute morning presentations
  • Lecture Series
    (Guest: Y. Yamashita, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist - Judo)
  • Workshop (with Prof. Yuasa, Hosei University)
  • Discussing Japan-China relations
    (Chinese Embassy, Tokyo)
  • Learning about the quest for manufacturing excellence
  • Exploring Japanese traditions
  • Walking 100 kilometers in 24 hours
Cleaning
Dawn run
Five-minute morning presentations
Lecture Series
(Guest: Y. Yamashita, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist - Judo)
Workshop (with Prof. Yuasa, Hosei University)
Discussing Japan-China relations
(Chinese Embassy, Tokyo)
Learning about the quest for manufacturing excellence
Exploring Japanese traditions
Walking 100 kilometers in 24 hours

Advanced Practical Course3rd year - 4th year

Individual-based

Associates engage in research and practice based on their own area of interest.

At this level, associates are expected to create their own courses of study and engage in research and practical activities in Japan and abroad. Discussion is deepened through regular progress reports back on campus, while the results of associates’ activities are rigorously examined at twice-yearly review meetings. A graduation forum is held at the end of the final year as an opportunity for associates to reach out to the public with what they have learned in their four years at MIGM.

    • Community-building that utilizes nearby marine resources

    • Examining interest in political participation among school students

    • Experiencing farming while exploring means of revitalizing increasingly depopulated local communities

    • Looking at how to enhance Japan’s public diplomacy
      and international exchange

    • Conducting studies on emergency preparedness and disaster management

    • Researching ways to fully utilize in-house resources in Japanese companies and strengthen their international competitiveness

  • Congressional internship program in Washington, D.C.
  • Seminar on National Security and Defense
  • High school students learn about the right to vote
  • Regional revitalization
Congressional internship program in Washington, D.C.
Seminar on National Security and Defense
High school students learn about the right to vote
Regional revitalization