Akita International University is a public university located in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
The predecessor of the school was founded in 2004. AIU is Top Global University (leading internationalization Category – Japanese Ministry of Education), best Undergraduate Education in Japan (University Rankings 2016., Asahi Shimbun – University Presidents’ Evaluation) and University for Internationalization (Daigaku Tsushin, 2016.). And it’s on number 4 if you want to go on college that changes your life (Daigaku Tsushin, 2016.) At this link you can find the courses offered at AIU.
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean “sunorigin”, which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area. Japan has the world’s tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people.
Akita is the capital city of Akita Prefecture, Japan, and has been designated a core city since 1 April 1997. The city, which covers an area of 906.09 square kilometres (349.84 sq mi), had an estimated population of 314,662 in October 2016, giving a population density of 347 persons per km2. The area of present-day Akita was part of ancient Dewa Province, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. The Jizōden ruins within the city limits are a major archaeological site with artifacts from the Japanese Paleolithic period through the Jomon and Yayoi periods. During the Nara period, the Yamato court established Akita Castle in 733 AD to bring the local Emishi tribes under its control.
Get the most out of your time in Japan by immersing yourself in the local culture and participating in community outreach activities, traditional festivals, and AIU student clubs. AIU’s Japan Studies courses are designed to provide both scholarly and experiential perspectives, which will deepen students’ insight into the nature of Japanese culture, society, and sensibilities.
More international and Japanese students cite living in the on-campus community as their favorite part of studying at AIU over all other aspects of life and study. When you live in Komachi Hall, Global Village, Sakura Village, or our Themed Houses in University Village, you are never more than a 10-minute walk from your friends, classes, and our wealth of on campus activities.
Kubota Castle is a Japanese castle in the city Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle was home to the Satake clan, daimyō of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. The castle was also known as “Yadome-jō” or “Kuzune-jō” . In the official documents of the Tokugawa shogunate, the castle was called “Akita-jō”, although this name is now more commonly used to refer to the Nara period fortified settlement of Akita Castle which was nearby.