Kyushu, Nagoya or Yokohama National?


Hi everyone!

I can't decide which law school to choose. I am admitted to a research study in Kyushu University, Nagoya University and Yokohama National University as well. I only applied these law schools since they have English programs for international students. I am planing to start an LL.D program upon completion of my research.

I am thinking about the job opportunities such as summer internship in a Japanese or an international law firm in Tokyo. And also housing and the living cost... I will greatly appreciate if you have any suggestions.

Thank you!
Hi everyone!

I can't decide which law school to choose. I am admitted to a research study in Kyushu University, Nagoya University and Yokohama National University as well. I only applied these law schools since they have English programs for international students. I am planing to start an LL.D program upon completion of my research.

I am thinking about the job opportunities such as summer internship in a Japanese or an international law firm in Tokyo. And also housing and the living cost... I will greatly appreciate if you have any suggestions.

Thank you!
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senseiman
I am going to do the LLM at Kyushu University from October so I can talk about that, I don't know much about Nagoya or Yokohama.

Kyushu has an internship program, I'm not sure about the job prospects for grads in Tokyo after finishing the program but there certainly are a number of Kyushu LLM holders working at the big foreign firms there.

If you stay at the international house the cost of housing is extremely cheap, a little over 10,000 yen (about $100 US) per month. The general cost of living in Fukuoka is relatively low for a Japanese city of that size, probably lower than in Yokohama or Nagoya. I've never lived in Fukuoka before but it seems like one of the better Japanese cities in terms of the quality of life it offers.

I suppose another big question is what you are planning on doing your research in and which school offers the best research opportunities in that area.
I am going to do the LLM at Kyushu University from October so I can talk about that, I don't know much about Nagoya or Yokohama.

Kyushu has an internship program, I'm not sure about the job prospects for grads in Tokyo after finishing the program but there certainly are a number of Kyushu LLM holders working at the big foreign firms there.

If you stay at the international house the cost of housing is extremely cheap, a little over 10,000 yen (about $100 US) per month. The general cost of living in Fukuoka is relatively low for a Japanese city of that size, probably lower than in Yokohama or Nagoya. I've never lived in Fukuoka before but it seems like one of the better Japanese cities in terms of the quality of life it offers.

I suppose another big question is what you are planning on doing your research in and which school offers the best research opportunities in that area.
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antonio
Hi,

Just wondering... I did my undergraduate in the late 90's in Japan and I dont recall Yokohama National University having a College of Law. I have a few friends who graduated with an economics degree from YNU (quite strong in this field I was told), but none from Law.

They do have a graduate school for social sciences
http://www.ynu.ac.jp/department_en/dep_index.html but this would be equivalent to a Master Degree in Social Science if Im not mistaken.

In Japan, the law faculty normally includes both legal and political studies... I know this because I did my undergraduate of Law in Japan under the social science area (international politics) and did my Master of Laws (after doing a real law degree in my home country) under the legal side (international law).

Hope this helps... but please check out the websites of the schools to see their program offerings.
Hi,

Just wondering... I did my undergraduate in the late 90's in Japan and I dont recall Yokohama National University having a College of Law. I have a few friends who graduated with an economics degree from YNU (quite strong in this field I was told), but none from Law.

They do have a graduate school for social sciences
http://www.ynu.ac.jp/department_en/dep_index.html but this would be equivalent to a Master Degree in Social Science if Im not mistaken.

In Japan, the law faculty normally includes both legal and political studies... I know this because I did my undergraduate of Law in Japan under the social science area (international politics) and did my Master of Laws (after doing a real law degree in my home country) under the legal side (international law).

Hope this helps... but please check out the websites of the schools to see their program offerings.
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