Hiroyuki Itami

President’s Message

“Learn about the world, Learn about Japan”

International University of Japan (IUJ) is an extremely unique university, and this uniqueness is our biggest asset.
Located in the charming Japanese countryside, IUJ’ s language of instruction is English and our programs provide a globally-recognized graduate education in the elds of International Relations and International Management. In addition to this, our student body and their daily lives are also unique.  More than 80% of our students hail from outside Japan, with a majority of them coming from various nations across Asia and Africa. Our university’ s on-campus
dormitories are surrounded by the beautiful nature of Niigata and students spend time together for their studies and daily life activities. These everyday interactions give our students the opportunity to learn from each other and share their respective cultures and customs, creating an environment where cross-cultural interaction is the norm. It
gives students the chance to learn about the world in both academic and personal settings.
We also provide an educational environment in which our students can learn about Japan. Last year, we started the Japan-Global Development Program, by expanding our courses on Japanese politics, economics, business, and management practices.
The new program is comprised of sixteen courses and allows students to understand the methods behind Japanese development and implement them in their home countries. Best of all, the course is open to students in any of our graduate programs. A university where students can learn extensively about Japan in English is quite special.
Why don’ t you join this unique institution and study to become a global leader?

Hiroyuki Itami

Dr. Hiroyuki Itami Profile:

Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, 2008-
Outside Auditor, JFE Holdings, 2010-
Outside Auditor, Mitsui OSK Lines, 2011-

Ph.D., Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, August 1972
Master of Commerce, Graduate Division, Hitotsubashi University, March 1969
Bachelor of Commerce, Department of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University, March 1967
Honorary Doctor’s Degree Wroslaw Economics University (Poland) 2010