The Global Media and Communication Unit was founded 15 years ago and now has over 150 alumni pursuing a wide range of media and other related careers. Our ever-expanding network of alumni provides plentiful opportunities for students to draw on their knowledge and experience.

International Community

Including both MA and PhD programs there are at present over 20 students enrolled in the Global Media and Communication Unit. Of these, approximately half are international students. The majority of our international students come from China, Korea and Taiwan but we have also had students from Malaysia, Thailand, Germany and Brazil. We have also welcomed visiting research students from a number of countries including Indonesia and Australia.

Graduate Employment

Organizations with which Global Media and Communication Unit students have found employment in recent years include the following:

•Aeon Retail
•Aishin AW
•Aishin Seiki
•Asahi Beer
•Brother Industries
•Chunichi Shimbun
•Dentsu-Meitetsu Communications
•FM Toyota

•Hitotsubashi University
•Hotel Okura
•Huawei Technologies
•IBM Japan
•Internet Initiative Japan
•Ise Shimbun
•Ishikawa Television Broadcasting
•Japan Housing Finance Agency
•Japan Sports Association
•JFE Steel
•JTB Communications
•Kinjo Gakuin University

•Mainichi Shimbun
•McCann Erickson
•NHK PlanNet
•Nikkei Inc.
•NNA Japan (Kyodo News Group)
•NTT West
•Oak Lawn Marketing

•PIA Corporation
•Rakuten, Inc
•Samantha Thavasa Japan
•Shizuoka Shinbun
•Shanghai Dentsu
•Tokaigakuen University
•Tokai Rubber Industries
•Tokai Television Broadcasting
•Toyota Motor
•Toyota Tourist
•Yomiuri Advertising

Note that despite the challenges faced by international students in obtaining employment in Japanese media-related organizations, international students from the Global Media and Communication Unit have been employed by some of the above organizations, particularly in cases where those organizations are seeking to develop their overseas operations in the students’ home countries. In addition, many of them have found media-related employment in their home countries with organizations not listed here or have set up their own media-related businesses.

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