Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan APU, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-8577, Japan

News & Events

  • Does this mean I will spend two more years in High School?

    Yes. But these two additional years will equip you with skills that will better prepare you for the future, whether it be; Kolehiyo, Trabaho or Negosyo!

  • 2017 ACE Camp

    If you're curious about life in Japan, why not apply for our 2017 ACE (Academic and Cultural Experience) Program? Running from SUNDAY, JULY 30 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017, this program offers students an exciting opportunity to experience life abroad at our University with other high school students between grades 10 and 12 from all over!

    Under this program, you can make friends from other countries, hear their experiences, and learn more about language, culture, and perspective. You will also get a taste of life in Japan, as you will participate in many cultural activities as well as stay with a Japanese family for a few nights!

    Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Apply by March 31st!

    For more details, check our this page: https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/camp_program/

  • Message from the APU President

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    As one of the many people concerned that contemporary society is turning inward in a fit of exclusionary egotism, I want to raise the point that the evolution of humanity comes from opening ourselves to other cultures. Starting with the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, we have always developed new wisdom and awareness through experiencing other cultures.

    Peaceful, sustainable development is essential to the coexistence of humanity, nature, and culture. At APU we strive to overcome various barriers and limitations in our pursuit of freedom, peace, and humanity. This is inscribed among the very values upon which our university is founded.

    You need a resolute spirit to develop an openness to other cultures as well as the wisdom to overcome mutual differences. These are also needed to bring peaceful coexistence into this world. Here at APU, where students from 90 countries and regions come together in mutual respect to study in a multicultural and multilingual environment, we nurture a true global mindset by developing an understanding of other cultures. Diversity gives birth to creativity.

    For our students and our faculty, the freedom to travel and the ability to transcend borders are an essential part of higher education, and we must preserve this mobility. We will always support the freedom of education exchange and the sharing of global perspectives.

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

  • APU in the News

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    APU has made it into the news again! Nikkei Business Publications, a  is doing a special feature on APU regardings its unique environment. This feature, revolving around six APU families, is being released in installments, ending mid-March. Although it is only available in Japanese,  if you're interested, please have a look!



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