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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions


Career Opportunities

Graduate students have access to and support from a worldwide network which consists of international heads of state, ambassadors and industry leaders (Advisory Committee), distinguished researchers from around the world (Academic Advisors) and institutions associated with APU’s faculty members. This network also includes APU alumni who are spread across the world working in an array of fields and industries. Utilizing this network is indispensable for our students’ careers.

Numerous seminars, workshops and presentations by professionals working in the field today give students a clear picture of the kind of career options available to them, skills employers look for and the type of work that suits them best. Faculty and students also provide various consultation services to local industries and have the opportunity to interact with executives at the front lines of change.

Many international and Japanese companies and organizations find APU’s international students highly employable with their multilingual skills and in-depth knowledge of their chosen field. As a result, more than 350 companies visit APU’s campus specifically to recruit students every year. APU offers detailed career education and training to all students throughout their period of study.

  • Proficiency in Japanese language is often a prerequisite for those seeking employment in Japan.

Sample Internships

  • Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Arcterus Co., Ltd.
  • Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Catalyst K.K.,
  • Convention Linkage, Inc.
  • Fisco Japan Co., Ltd
  • Japan Tourism Marketing Co.
  • Lenovo, China
  • Oita Transportatation Co. Ltd.
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers Co., Ltd
  • STEQQI Co., Ltd.
  • United Nations ESCAP, Thailand
  • United Nations University
  • Voith Fuji Hydro K.K.,

Sample Careers

Academic Career
  • Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines
  • De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
  • National University of Laos, Laos
  • University of Economics and Law, Vietnam
  • Takming University of Science, Taiwan
Government Offices
  • The Embassy of Angola Japan
  • The Embassy of Mexico in Japan
  • Consulate of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Prime Minister’s Office, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Prime Minister's Office, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kudus Local Government, Indonesia
  • Noawi Local Government, Indonesia
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Education, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
  • Ministry of Finance, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Finance, Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada
  • Ministry of Health, Mongolia
  • Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Tonga
  • National Bureau of Statistics, China
Companies and Organizations
  • Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Japan
  • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia
  • Ecopetrol S.A., Columbia
  • Ericsson Japan
  • Fobang Foundation Cameroon
  • GUCCI Group Japan
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K., Japan
  • Hikari Kikai Seisakusho Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Industrial Decision Inc.
  • Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kenya
  • Japan Tourism Marketing Co., Japan
  • Komatsu Ltd. Japan
  • KUMON Educational Japan Co., Ltd.
  • La Casa del Jade, Guatemala
  • Marubeni Corp Japan
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres, Hong Kong
  • MISYS Plc. South Africa
  • Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Japan
  • NHK (Japan Broadcasting Cooperation)
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan
  • NTT Communications, Japan
  • Panasonic Corporations, Japan
  • Sumitomo Corporation Bureau de Liaison a Antananarivo
  • UN Headquarters in New York
  • UNICEF Cambodia Office
  • Vietnam Airlines