Guiding Principles of
Studies at MIGM

Guiding Principles of Studies at MIGM

“Shaping your own learning”

Because the essence of becoming a practitioner with a monumental long-term vision is not something that can be taught, MIGM believes that associates must shape their own learning. Accordingly, MIGM has no full-time professors or lecturers. Just as swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi became a master without ever having a master, our associates are expected to identify and work to acquire the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to realize their own vision.

Self-directed

The leaders who will create a new generation must find and open up their own paths. Only by independently identifying what they need to learn, working out how to do that and taking action to that end can they acquire the essence of the matter.
Associates are expected to prepare, plan and implement their own studies, with MIGM making certain arrangements as appropriate.

Experience-based/practical learning

Resolving problems and paving the way for a new era requires real commitment. A leader must get to the core of an issue and look for the best solution from the position of a stakeholder.
Thinking and acting on the basis of hands-on experience out in the field is therefore the baseline for study at MIGM.

Cultivating body, mind and soul as one

To become a driving force behind an era, a leader must be equipped with broad-ranging knowledge grounded in heightened intuition and insight, as well as a healthy body capable of initiating and sustaining unremitting effort. Most importantly, however, the premise for all these qualities is the humanity to truly wish and act for the happiness of others. At MIGM, we combine intellectual and physical training with an emphasis on moral education, cultivating the body, mind and soul as one.

Resolving problems and paving the way for a new era requires real commitment. A leader must get to the core of an issue and look for the best solution from the position of a stakeholder. Thinking and acting on the basis of hands-on experience out in the field is therefore the baseline for study at MIGM.

The Matsushita Institute of Government and Management provides an opportunity for
promising young people who share the MIGM founding principles to become the kind of practitioners
who can lay out a grand plan for the long-term future of the nation.

Goals

To create a grand plan for the long-term future of the nation

Explore the basic philosophy of achieving both material and spiritual prosperity for the people of Japan and create a long-term vision that opens the way for the country’s future.

To become a practitioner

Acquire and integrate a wide range of qualities, including a strong sense of conviction and responsibility, the ability to take decisive action, and an international perspective, maturing into a practitioner with the capacity to realize their vision.

Curriculum

1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year Foundation Course On-campus(residential) Group-based Operating in an environment of friendly rivalry, all associates form the same year work together to design and pursue their studies. Advanced Practical Course Off-campus(Japan and abroad) Individual-based Associates design and pursue their own courses of experience-based/practical study in line with their chosen themes.