Internationalization of Higher Education in Japan

15 June 2017 │ Tokyo, Japan

Best Practice Speaker Series: Internationalization of Higher Education in Japan

15 June 2017 │ Tokyo, Japan

The AACSB Best Practices Speaker Series includes one-day interactive events, encouraging attendees to discuss important regional challenges and gain valuable insight from leaders in the higher educational space.


This one-day event will provide university and business school leaders who wish to learn the benefits of and the best practices on transitioning their schools to become more internationalized, attractive, and competitive in the global marketplace, given the decreasing number of available students in Japan and in other developed countries where aging population is a prevalent issue.

In addition to having notable leaders who will highlight their plans and rationale for their support of the “Top Global University Project,” “Go Global Japan,” and “Re-Inventing Japan Project”—initiatives to help enhance international competitiveness of Japanese universities, leaders from key businesses in Japan will discuss the issues faced by their companies pertaining to internationalization and why internationalization of higher education in Japan could better prepare their future employees to help their companies remain viable in the increasingly competitive global business environment.

AACSB Accreditation, a global recognition of quality business education, will also be discussed as an option for schools to consider in their efforts to internationalize. Leaders from the three business schools in Japan that have successfully earned AACSB Accreditation will share the challenges they encountered during their accreditation journey, ways they overcame those challenges to eventually earn accreditation, and the benefits they have experienced since attaining AACSB Accreditation.  

The majority of the presentations will be in Japanese, with the exception of the opening/closing remarks and 2 presentations, which will be made in English.

Who Should Attend

We expect our audience to be primarily presidents, vice presidents, administrators, deans, associate deans, department chairs, senior faculty members, and other key decision-making personnel from universities and business schools in Japan.


Event Contact 

For more information, contact Liyan Chen, member services associate, at

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