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Saitaman
March 16th, 2009, 17:51
1 University of Tokyo (http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/) 2 Kyoto University (http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en) 3 Osaka University (http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/eng/) 4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (http://www.titech.ac.jp/home.html) 5 Tohoku University (http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/) 6 Keio University (http://www.keio.ac.jp/) 7 Kyushu University (http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/index.php) 8 Nagoya University (http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/) 9 Hokkaido University (http://www.hokudai.ac.jp/index-e.html) 10 Tsukuba University (http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/) 11 Kobe University (http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/) 12 Chiba University (http://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/e/) 13 Waseda University (http://www.waseda.ac.jp/) 14 Hiroshima University (http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/) 15 Kanazawa University (http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/e/) 16 Okayama University (http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index_e.html) 17 Tokyo University of Science (http://www.sut.ac.jp/en/) 18 Tokyo Metropolitan University (http://www.metro-u.ac.jp/index-e.html) 19 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (http://www.tmd.ac.jp/TMDU-e/) 20 Osaka City University (http://www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/english/) 21 Niigata University (http://www.niigata-u.ac.jp/index_e.html) 22 Kumamoto University (http://www.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/univ-e.html) 23 Tokushima University (http://www.tokushima-u.ac.jp/english/) 24 Osaka Prefectural University (http://www.osakafu-u.ac.jp/english/) 25 Gifu University (http://www.gifu-u.ac.jp/english/) 26 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (http://www.tuat.ac.jp/index-e.html) 27 Yokohama National University (http://www.ynu.ac.jp/index_e.html) 28 Yamaguchi University (http://www.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/english/index_e.html) 29 Nagoya City University (http://www.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/english/) 30 Kagoshima University (http://www.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/contents/english/index.html)
There are some good ones that are missing, but its a good starting point, please feel free to add more.

Gusuke
March 16th, 2009, 19:11
What, no Sophia University? I'd say for private schools it's right after Keio and Waseda.

Saitaman
March 16th, 2009, 19:15
i didnt make the list

Saitaman
March 17th, 2009, 10:27
Sophia University (http://www.sophia.ac.jp/e/e_toppage.nsf)
Doshisha University (http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/english/)

Zara
April 7th, 2009, 07:40
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this since it's not necessarily MEXT related - feel free to direct me to the right place if that's the case.

Looking through some of the pages for these universities, I only found a theatre studies division at Osaka University. Is there perhaps a more specific listing in existence somewhere that lists top Fine Arts or Performing Arts schools of Japan? I've been having trouble finding reliable information on this topic, so if anyone can help, that would be great!

Gusuke
April 7th, 2009, 09:00
Waseda and Nihon University both have really famous theater schools so I hope that helps.

Hyakuman
April 7th, 2009, 09:25
What, no Sophia University? I'd say for private schools it's right after Keio and Waseda.

Yup, here's an appendix for that post Saitaman ripped, proving so.


Weaknesses: This ranking was done to identify "world class research universities" as seen in strengths in science and engineering. For public universities this gives a reasonable approximation to an overall quality ranking, because Japanese public universities have fairly similar profiles, and so strength in one area tends to be matched by strength across the board, including in recruiting good students and in educating them well. Private universities, however, tend to have different profiles, including strengths in education and in the humanities which are not reflected in this ranking. Thus in a list of the truly best, Waseda (http://www.waseda.ac.jp/index-e.html) and Keio (http://www.keio.ac.jp/) would probably belong near the top, and other private universities, including Sophia (http://www.sophia.ac.jp/e/e_toppage.nsf), International Christian University (http://www.icu.ac.jp/), Meiji (http://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/), and Nihon (http://www.nihon-u.ac.jp/english/purpose.html), would probably also be mentioned. Some smaller, specialized universities, such as The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (http://www.tufs.ac.jp/), The University of Electro-Communications (http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/), The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/index.html), and Hitotsubashi University (http://www.hit-u.ac.jp/index-e.html) would probably also deserve a place.

shesgotacigarette
April 22nd, 2009, 15:33
This is just a guess.. but..
I suspect you need a lot of コネ to find professors to work with you, especially in the humanities fields. That should be considered when you look at schools.

UPGRAYEDD
April 22nd, 2009, 16:23
This is just a guess.. but..
I suspect you need a lot of コネ to find professors to work with you, especially in the humanities fields. That should be considered when you look at schools.


Most of the schools have moved away from the MEXT scholarship applicants contacting professors. Now most of them find you someone to work with instead of you doing a lot of contacting. Or you do it once you arrive at your school and start classes.

elleohelle
April 26th, 2009, 03:47
Really? The website sounds like you do.
This may be interesting to you,
http://community.livejournal.com/asianstudies/173922.html?view=964194#t964194

A "trial run" application may be a good idea.

UPGRAYEDD
April 26th, 2009, 13:35
Really? The website sounds like you do.
This may be interesting to you,
http://community.livejournal.com/asianstudies/173922.html?view=964194#t964194

A "trial run" application may be a good idea.


Well it really depends on the schools but most major schools have moved on to a different system where you simply send over your embassy recommendation, study plans, and then they find a graduate supervisor for you.

It is probably best to be familiar with the professors but you don't need to be spamming their emails anymore like you used to back in the day.