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Joint Lecture held with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 On the evening of November 3 (JST), an online joint lecture between the SFC GIGA course “Japan in World History” (taught by Prof. Yuichiro Shimizu) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of History lecture course “World History” (taught by Prof Hiromu Nagahara and Prof. Sana Aiyar) was held. In the context of an underscoring of the importance of global history, and to heighten learning outcomes on both sides, these two lectures were held in 2018 and 2020. The lectures involved discussions of the learning system to deepen understanding, and presentation of the findings via a joint lecture, with the current session marking the third time these lectures were being held.

 This year, the final presentation and discussions were based on readings of the works of Tenshin Okakura and Rabindranath Tagore, along with the letters exchanged between them discussing “Pan-Asianism”. Despite it being late at night at SFC, and early in the morning at MIT, the students had far-reaching discussions touching not only on modern, but also ancient to contemporary history.

 The 13-hour time difference between Japan and the East Coast of the U.S. has made such joint lectures difficult in the past, but this became possible four years ago following the addition of the Miraisozojuku residential buildings. For the previous and recent lectures, each participant was able to participate via ZOOM from their own home. In the future, it is likely that joint classes between Japanese studies classes at SFC and universities in other countries will further expand beyond MIT.

Yuichiro Shimizu Lab

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[Nov 19] Experience Japan Exhibition 2022

On Saturday 19 November, Keio University will be hosting the Experience Japan Exhibition (EJE), an event uniquely tailored for students with a keen interest in Japan who are seeking opportunities to study abroad. Now in its 12th year, it will be held as an online event following last year’s success where over 2,000 participants took part.
The online seminars will cover topics such as scholarships, conducting research in Japan, employment opportunities following graduation, and more. There will also be a Q&A session where participants can ask questions to students who have studied in Japan, while universities and other institutions will each have virtual booths to introduce their unique programs.
  • Date: Saturday, 19 November, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midday (GMT), 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CET)
         2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (WIB), 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (JST)
  • Venue: Online (via Zoom)
  • Language: English
  • Website:
Participation is free of charge, but please register via the link below:
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Application Guidebook for Admissions for the GIGA Program Now Available

The Application Guidebook for the “Winter AO 2022 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]” (September 2023/April 2024 Entry) is now available. Please see the Application Guidebook for detailed information.

Scholarships Available Exclusively for GIGA Program International Students

The Keio University Faculty of Policy Management, and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies offer some scholarships for exceptional students accepted through the Winter AO 2022 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]. Applicants may apply for these scholarships the same time they apply for the GIGA Program. Applications for these scholarships will not be accepted after entrance into Keio University.

GIGA Program (Bachelor’s Degree Program in English) and its Admissions Process

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SFC Open Campus 2022 event was held!!


In August, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) held its Open Campus events for prospective students who wish to study at the Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. This year, multiple events took place in a hybrid format, both online and on-campus. 

◆Open Campus 

Current GIGA students directly answered many questions from the audience during the online live Q&A session. Also, current SFC students conducted campus tours, held Q&A sessions, and introduced the various kenkyukai (seminars) on campus.

◆On-demand Videos

A variety of on-demand videos are available for viewing. Please check them out!

What is the GIGA Program?

Q&A Session with GIGA Students

A Day in The Life of GIGA Students

Class Experience

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SFC Open Campus 2022 will be held online and on campus

Online Open Campus

  • Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Event format: Online
  • Who is welcome: Those who are interested in the GIGA Program offered by Keio University Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (high school students, applicants foradmission, parents, school offi cials, and other related parties)
  • How to participate: Advance reservations are not required (Details will be announced on thispage in early July)

Open Campus @SFC

  • Date: August 16 (Tuesday), 17 (Wednesday), 18 (Thursday), 22 (Monday), 23 (Tuesday), 24(Wednesday), 2022 [6 days in total]
  • Venue: Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)
  • Who is welcome: High school students, applicants for admission (parents, etc. can alsoaccompany them)
  • How to participate: Advance reservations required (Reservations will be accepted on a fi rst-come fi rst-served basis from early July) (tentative)

SFC Open Campus Special Website

The website for the SFC Open Campus 2022 (Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies) will become available in early July 2022. Until then, the SFC Hybrid Open Campus 2021 page will appear when you click on this link. 
The scheduled release date for the SFC Open Campus 2022 website and the start date for making reservations for Open Campus @SFC will be announced on the website news.