Kansai Gaidai University
The Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University was established in 1972 to provide students with the opportunity to study and obtain practical knowledge of the culture and language of Japan. All classes in the Asian Studies Program are conducted in English, except for Japanese language courses. The combination of the rigorous Japanese language program and a wide variety of courses (economics, anthropology, history, political science, religion, sociology) focusing on Japan/Asia makes it possible for students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of Japan and Asia.
Kansai Gaidai University has exchange agreements with more than 330 institutions in 50 countries and regions. LMU Students can spend one or two semesters studying at Kansai Gaidai University.
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Kansai Gaidai's two campuses, Nakamiya and Hotani, are in Hirakata City (population 405,000) near Osaka, the second-largest business metropolis in Japan, after Tokyo. Hirakata is also close to Kyoto and Nara, both of which are synonymous with Japan's rich tradition. This geographic advantage provides students with easy accss to the centers of Osaka and Kyoto by train.