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 human, historical and national perspectives
Tea ceremony, calligraphy, kendo, meditation, international communication
Politics, foreign policy, national security, economy,public finance, social security, energy, education,medical and nursing care issues, etc.
Dawn training, 100-kilometer march, learning the founder’s philosophy, camp, assistance for disaster-affected areas
Agriculture and fisheries, manufacturing and sales,policy-making
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.