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As one of the world’s most vibrant global cities, Tokyo has no shortage of attractions to keep you busy and entertained. This blog is full of great examples. However, for a city of its stature, new residents are sometimes surprised at Tokyo’s relative few education and development opportunities available in English. This can be a real challenge for those of you “life-long learners” out there. Thankfully, few does not mean none, and if you know where to look you can find an enriching array of options.
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is the only government-recognized full four-year degree-granting foreign university in Japan, and their main campus in Philadelphia is one of the US’s largest providers of ongoing professional and continuing education programs. They’ve brought that spirit with them here to Japan, and their Continuing Education Program has become one of the main providers of international education to adults in the Tokyo community.
The Continuing Education Program at TUJ offers hundreds of evening and weekend professional and personal development courses. Whether you are looking to work more effectively with your Japanese counterparts, better understand local labor laws, develop skill sets that can help you find meaningful work in Tokyo, study Japanese, or simply explore personal interests like sake tasting or Japanese architecture, chances are you can find something that suits you in this program.
What really stands out about TUJ’s Continuing Education program is the quality of instructors they work with. All are established industry experts and experienced educators, with advanced or terminal degrees, professional licenses, and/or notoriety in their respective fields. Importantly, the program specifically aims to work with instructors who can draw from experience both within and outside Japan.
Although TUJ has been in Tokyo for more than 35 years, they have just moved their whole operation over to a brand new custom-built campus in Sangen-jaya, Setagaya-ku (just two stops from Shibuya). That makes now a great time to take advantage of sparkling new classrooms and facilities. On top of that, discount opportunities exist for those who register for courses early, live or work in Setagaya, or work at a company affiliated with TUJ.
For those keen to learn more, the program hosts regular information sessions, or individual advising is available upon request.
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004
Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Information Center / Toll Free)