Department of Asian Studies
Keio University is unique in that it is one component in an educational corporation, Keio Gijuku, that also operates an elementary school, eight high schools, a professional school, a junior college, and other research institutions. The university is composed of eight undergraduate departments: Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology, Policy Management, and Environmental Information.
The university’s location allows students to experience different aspects of Japanese life. The downtown area of Tokyo reflects Western influences, while the rest of the city displays the full range of Japanese culture in its architecture, festivals, food, and daily life. Farther afield lie the beautiful mountains and lakes of the kanto, the name for the area surrounding Tokyo.