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The Twenty-First Century City: Tokyo and Kyoto


Japan Summer I, 2024

Program Dates: Summer 1 -May 8, 2024 – June 8, 2024

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the politics, culture, and globalization of Japan, with a particular focus on the dynamics of urban life in Tokyo and Kyoto. Students will also learn about the changing demographics and role of public policy and family in one of the most global and dynamic cities. They will participate in a cultural dialogue with students from Meiji University, developing friendships with local students. Students will continue to develop their knowledge of Japanese society through directed visits to sites of political, historical, cultural, and economic importance, attend lectures from Japanese faculty and officials, and develop enduring friendships with students from Japan. Dialogue participants are invited to join and support students from Meiji University on their Dialogue visit to Boston later in the summer. Open to all majors.

This program will meet the social policy requirement for Human Services majors, and it fulfills elective requirements for the Political Science and International Affairs majors. It also fulfills requirements in the Urban Studies and Human Services minors.

Course Work

POLS 4937 Dialogue of Civilizations: Government and Politics Abroad​​

POLS 4938 Dialogue of Civilizations: International Politics Abroad

Information Session

Thursday, November 16 at 4pm-5pmEST in 335 Shillman and livecast simultaneously on Zoom here.

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