Graduates in Japan

  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Aichi Medical University
  • Akita International University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Asia University
  • Baika Women's University
  • Chuo University
  • Doshisha University
  • Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
  • Hannan University
  • Heian Jogakuin University
  • Hosei University
  • Hyogo College of Medicine
  • International Christian University
  • Kanazawa Institute of Engineering
  • Kansai Gaidai University
  • Kansai University
  • Kansai University of International Studies
  • Keio University
  • Kinki University
  • Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
  • Kobe College
  • Kobe Kaisei College
  • Kobe Pharmaceutical University
  • Kobe University
  • Kobe Women's University
  • Konan University
  • Kunitachi College of Music
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Kyoto Seika University
  • Kyoto University
  • Kyoto University of Art & Design
  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
  • Kyoto Women's University
  • Meiji University
  • Momoyama Gakuin University
  • Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences
  • Mukogawa Women's University
  • Musashino Art University
  • Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology
  • Nagasaki University
  • Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
  • Nihon University
  • Niimi College
  • Osaka City University
  • Osaka Electro-Communication University
  • Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Osaka Medical College
  • Osaka Shoin Women's University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University of Economics and Law
  • Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Otemon Gakuin University
  • Osaka City University
  • Osaka Electro-Communication University
  • Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Osaka Medical College
  • Osaka Shoin Women's University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University of Economics and Law
  • Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Otemon Gakuin University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Senshu University
  • Setsunan University
  • Shiga University
  • Sophia University
  • Temple University
  • Tokai University
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Tokyo University of Science
  • Tomakomai Komazawa University
  • Tottori University
  • Toyo University
  • Tsukuba University
  • University of Hyogo
  • University of Shiga Prefecture
  • Waseda University
  • Yamato University

Name: Emma Hoffman

University: Osaka University, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

Major: School of Human Sciences (Global Citizenship)

Career Goal: Working in an international environment, making a real contribution to the world

Extra-curricular: Bilingual information technology team, computer science recruiting intern, translating and interpreting between Japanese and English

Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, German

About SOIS: "Attending OIS opened doors to opportunities I don’t think I ever would’ve been able to engage in elsewhere. Aside from the high level of secondary education I attained, I was able to participate in a study abroad to Germany, join MUN conferences, and learn a fourth language. I can say with conviction OIS provided me with valuable skills that will be useful in my future and distinguish me from my counterparts."

Name: Lisa Ishihara

University: Osaka University

Major: School of Human Sciences (Global Citizenship)

Career Goal: Graduate school in Europe, then join an organisation where I can make a difference to the lives of people living in developing countries

Extra-curricular: Language tutor

Languages: English, Japanese, French

About SOIS: "SOIS is home to students of diverse background, which has allowed me to learn about different cultures and has helped me mature me into an open-minded person accepting of cultural differences. In addition, SOIS has given me the opportunity to take the International Baccalaureate, which I believe has made me become a more confident, informed, and responsible human being."

Name: Misaki Tanaka

University: Osaka University (Department of Foreign Studies)

Major: Spanish

Career Goal: Working for a Japanese manufacturing or trading company

Extra-curricular: English language teaching assistant, tutor, wind orchestra

Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean

About SOIS: "I decided to enter SOIS to not forget my English skills, but as I spent my six years in the campus it gave me an opportunity to know more about the world and to be interested in other languages and cultures. I am hoping to be able to work abroad after having some working experiences in Japan. I really believe that without the wonderful environment in SOIS I wouldn’t be who I am now."

Name: Kaoru Yamamoto

University: Kwansei Gakuin University (Department of Education)

Major: Early childhood and elementary school education

Career Goal: Teaching K-12 sports in Nepal through a Japan-based NGO, then a graduate degree in education

Extra-curricular: Soccer, coaching, part-time work

Languages: English, Japanese

About SOIS: "The first time I became interested in education was through a comparative culture course I took at SOIS, whilst the freedom I enjoyed at school - the freedom to make choices, try new things, meet students from around the world - encouraged me to challenge myself. One of the ways I did that was through soccer, a sport I loved playing with students of different ages and backgrounds, throughout my time at SIS. As a result, I have been selected by a Japan-based non-governmental organisation to teach physical education to elementary, middle and high school students in Nepal, an opportunity and experience I could not have enjoyed without the confidence and spirit of adventure I gained at SIS."

Name: Mami Takahara

University: International Christian University (Tokyo) and University College London (UK)

Major: International Relations and Development Studies

Career Goal: To be an 'International Japanese' leader

Extra-curricular: Basketball, futsal, volleyball, English tutor, part-time work

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese

About SOIS: "SOIS offered me a lot of opportunities to experience, so I was able to be a risk-taker and expand my curiosity. Moreover, my experiences of sports activities and student council helped me build my dream as a leader. In addition, the bilingual environment SOIS offers made me realize the importance of mother tongue. With this, I was able to establish my ideal future vision to become an 'International Japanese' leader."

Name: Rion Mukaiyama

University: Keio University

Major: Faculty of Policy Management

Career Goal: Overseas postgraduate school, then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Extra-curricular: Futsal club, part-time work

Languages: English, Japanese

About SOIS: "SOIS has enhanced my intellectual and personal development. There were no rules or guidelines which you had to follow in this school, so it was necessary to develop a habit to think and act by yourself. I feel that many university students lack this ability, so I am very grateful for SIS."

Name: Mira Ishikawa

University:  Kwansei Gakuin University

Major: Politics and Diplomacy

Career Goal: To promote Japanese culture and values overseas

Extra-curricular: Horse-riding, part-time work

Languages: English, Japanese

About SOIS: "SOIS made me realize that learning is an ongoing journey, and everyday I should learn and grow even more than the day before."

Name: Tani Shuzo

University: Kyoto University

Major: Faculty of Law, Kyoto University School of Government

Career Goal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Extra-curricular: TEDee Kyoto

Languages: English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese

About SOIS: "SOIS is an ideal environment for meeting, living and discussing with people with different backgrounds. I know no better place for curiosity and inquisitiveness to bloom and grow. The vital habit of thinking by myself and having an opinion will surely benefit me in the years to come."