Welcome to Japan, Welcome to Yamanashi.
Welcome to Japan, Welcome to Yamanashi.
Welcome to Japan, Welcome to Yamanashi.
Welcome to Japan, Welcome to Yamanashi.

Yamanashi Eiwa College awaits you.

About Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi Prefecture, where Yamanashi Eiwa College is located, is situated close to the center of Japan.
The prefecture is home to the World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji, and has an abundance of nature.

  • Where is it?

    Where is it?

    Yamanashi Prefecture is next to Tokyo, and it takes about 90 minutes to get from Shinjuku to Kofu-shi where the college is located. There is also a direct express bus from Narita Airport to Kofu.

  • What kind of environment does it have?

    What kind of environment does it have?

    Yamanashi Prefecture has very clean air and is known for its mineral water, as it is surrounded by beautiful mountains such as the Southern Alps (Minami Arupusu) and the Yatsugatake Mountains. The prefecture is the No. 1 producer of mineral water in Japan.

  • Is it a nice place to live?

    Is it a nice place to live?

    Yamanashi Prefecture gets more sunshine than almost all other prefectures, and is a renowned fruit production area. Rent and cost of living are low, and the environment is quiet and tranquil.

About Yamanashi Eiwa College

We nurture individuals with diverse values who will make meaningful contributions to society,
through an educational philosophy based on the spirit of Christianity.

  • Christian college with over 130 years of history

    Christian college with over 130 years of history

  • Small-group teaching structure that places care in nurturing each and every individual

    Small-group teaching structure that places care in nurturing each and every individual

  • College where you can study your field of interest comprehensively and in-depth

    College where you can study your field of interest comprehensively and in-depth

  • Beautiful campus that reflects the character of each of the four seasons

    Beautiful campus that reflects the character of each of the four seasons

  • Christian college with over 130 years of history

    Christian college with over 130 years of history

  • College where you can study your field of interest comprehensively and in-depth

    College where you can study your field of interest comprehensively and in-depth

  • Small-group teaching structure that places care in nurturing each and every individual

    Small-group teaching structure that places care in nurturing each and every individual

  • Beautiful campus that reflects the character of each of the four seasons

    Beautiful campus that reflects the character of each of the four seasons

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Appeal of Yamanashi Eiwa College

Yamanashi Eiwa College offers an environment in which you will be able to study peacefully and comfortably.

About Support

  • About Support

    About Support

    Staff members are always available to discuss any concerns, whether they be about daily life, illness/physical conditions, and more. They can also assist with visa renewal procedures, filling out application forms, etc.

  • Educational Support

    Educational Support

    Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to ensure that they will be able to lead meaningful and fulfilling student lives. These easily-accessible advisors will support students by providing advice on academic/career paths, etc.

  • Japanese Language Curriculum

    Japanese Language Curriculum

    From their first year to their third year, students will study Japanese as a compulsory subject in order to improve their general Japanese language ability. Students will also take subjects taught in Japanese for the entirety of their four years at the college, thus learning how to express their thoughts and feelings accurately in Japanese.

  • Free Laptop Rental

    Free Laptop Rental

    All students will be able to rent a MacBook laptop for free. Students will spend their four years at the college with the laptop, which will serve as a powerful tool in the learning process. Students can make use of the on-campus Wi-Fi, or study at their own pace at home.

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About Tuition Support

About Tuition Support

  • Study for 700,000 yen per year

    International students are fully exempted from the 150,000 yen admission fee, and receive a 350,000 yen exemption from tuition every year, meaning they can study for 700,000 yen per year.
    *Tuition: 1,400,000 yen exemption across 4 years
    *Eligibility: Those whose Residence Status is “Student”

  • Examples of Non-College Scholarships Received by Students

    Past students have received the Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Overseas Candidate (100,000 yen per month) and The Korean Scholarship Foundation Scholarship (25,000 yen per month).

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Faculties

Department of Human Sciences and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences and Cultural Studies

Studies in the Faculty of Human Sciences and Cultural Studies revolve around the human mind.
Students are able to choose courses from the three academic domains according to their interests,
and engage in both interdisciplinary and specialized study.

Psychological Service

Psychological Service

  • Feature Characteristics

    In this academic domain, students learn about theories in psychology and research on psychological methods, with the aim of nurturing professionals of the mind.
    It is difficult to explore the intricacies of the mind, as each and every individual has their own ways of thinking and feeling. Students will learn theories in psychology, as well as how to implement solutions that suit various different individuals, so that they can understand the problems of the human mind and support people through them.

  • Curriculum What subjects are available?

    Introduction to Psychology, Professionalism of Licensed Psychologists, Psychology of Perception and Cognition, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Psychology of Emotion and Personality, Methods of Psychological Support, Psychological Statistics, Psychological Research Methods, Psychological Experiments, Data Analysis for Psychology, Psychology in English, etc.

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Global Studies

Global Studies

  • Feature Characteristics

    In this academic domain, students study diverse social and cultural phenomena from a global viewpoint, with the aim of nurturing individuals who will be able to think, make decisions, and act based on international perspectives.
    Students gain international communication skills by studying and researching areas like history, language, politics, economics, literature, and art, thereby taking in knowledge and culture.

  • Curriculum What subjects are available?

    Introduction to Global Culture, European Society and Culture, Asian Society and Culture, Peoples and Societies, English Phonetics, Practice in Japanese Expression, Japanese Culture, Musicology, Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, Japanese Grammar, Methodology of Japanese Language Education, Social Linguistics, Religious Studies, etc.

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Media Science

Media Science

  • Feature Characteristics

    In this academic domain, the aim is to nurture individuals who will create new kinds of value using information and communication technology (ICT).
    Students will learn how to make meaningful predictions about the future, develop original ways of thinking, and gain the ability to create and innovate. They will learn the fundamentals and practical applications of subjects such as mathematical sciences and programming, and develop the ability to think creatively.

  • Curriculum What subjects are available?

    Data Science, Programming, Introduction to Media Science, Network and Security, Information Mathematics, Data Analytics, Computer System, Media Project, Project Management, ICT English, Media Studies

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About Seminars

About Seminars

Students will study in small-group seminars across their four years, from freshman seminars in their first year to advanced seminars in their fourth year. The small size of these seminars allows us to provide careful instruction tailored to each student’s level of understanding.

Campus Life

International Student Stories

  • Alisa Prasad Prasai (Country of Origin: Nepal)

    Alisa Prasad Prasai
    (Country of Origin: Nepal)

    There’s really an environment here for cross-cultural exchange,
    not just with Japanese students, but amongst the international students as well.
    I want to work in an IT-related job in the future, and I decided to come to Japan because there are so many world-class IT companies here. I chose Yamanashi Eiwa College not only because they offered a wide range of IT-related courses, but also because their curriculum would allow me to study other fields as well. Before entering the school, I studied at a Japanese language school for a year and a half. At the time, I’d heard from all kinds of people that international students and Japanese students rarely ever become friends, so I was a bit nervous. But at Yamanashi Eiwa College, there are so many opportunities for students to get to know each other through our classes, seminars, and school events. There are a lot of Japanese students who are interested in international exchange, so I was able to make friends with these students. I also feel that getting to know international students from other countries has allowed us to understand each other’s cultures better, and has helped me cultivate a broader perspective on the world.

  • Xinyu Yang (Country of Origin: China)

    Xinyu Yang
    (Country of Origin: China)

    The teachers are very kind and helpful.
    The college makes you feel very secure about your learning.
    In my seminar, I’m researching Japanese culture as seen through TV dramas and anime. There are a lot of Japanese students at Yamanashi Eiwa College who are interested in socializing with international students, learning about various cultures, and engaging in international exchange. It’s taught me so much, talking to these students in Japanese, and learning how Japanese is actually spoken - the kind of thing I wouldn’t be able to learn in a textbook. You can also learn a lot from listening to Japanese people talk to and communicate with each other. The teachers are very kind and are always ready to help you with any problem you may have, whether it be in your studies or your personal life, so I feel very comfortable in my daily life. For my senior thesis, I plan to research the differences in the first person point of view between Chinese and Japanese. I’d like to further hone my language skills, deepen my understanding of Japanese culture, and work as a Japanese language instructor in China in the future.

  • Darfa Gielbaran (Country of Origin: Indonesia)

    Darfa Gielbaran
    (Country of Origin: Indonesia)

    I would like to continue my studies in Japan so I can work to eliminate poverty in my home country. My dream is to eliminate the vicious cycle of poverty in Indonesia. I’m studying at Yamanashi Eiwa College to achieve this dream. So far, I’ve taken courses mainly in the domain of Global Studies to further my studies. A course that really left an impression on me was “Basics of Sociology.” Engaging in discussions about a single theme while being exposed to various opinions and values, and developing the flexible mindset and thought processes needed to face up to the complexities of modern society, really helped me grow as a person. The environment at Yamanashi Eiwa College makes it easy to communicate with international students from other countries, Japanese students, and teachers, so my study abroad experience has been very fulfilling. After graduating, I want to go to graduate school to further my studies, so that I can work for JICA in the future.

Club Activities

Cultural

  • Handbell Club

    Handbell Club

    Members perform at school festivals and ceremonies such as graduation and entrance ceremonies, as well as off-campus events.

  • Volunteering Club

    Volunteering Club

    Members conduct fundraising activities on-campus, help maintain the facilities at Yamanashi Eiwa Gakuin, provide support for NPO activities, etc.

  • Kimono-Wearers’ Association

    Kimono-Wearers’ Association

    Members practice dressing in kimonos, tying obi (sashes), making Japanese accessories, etc.

  • Church Choir

    Church Choir

    Members sing hymns and religious songs at worship services, Christian events, entrance ceremonies, graduation ceremonies, etc.

  • Band Club

    Band Club

    Members form bands and play live concerts on and off-campus, singing and playing instruments.

Sports

  • Dance Club

    Dance Club

    Members conduct dance performances at events such as the new-student welcome party, school festivals, the Japan Dance Forum, etc.

  • Basketball Club

    Basketball Club

    Members play basketball and organize activities such as barbeques over summer vacation.

  • Table Tennis Club

    Table Tennis Club

    Members engage in activities focused on training and mini-games.

  • Futsal Club

    Futsal Club

    Mixed-gender, with members engaging in lively, good-natured futsal matches.

  • Badminton Club

    Badminton Club

    Members do warm-ups, play games, and take part in seasonal activities.

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Faculty

Seigo Inoue

Seigo Inoue

(いのうえ せいごう)
Title: Professor
Areas of Specialty: Musicology/Music history, Children’s literature, Western cultural theory (mainly German)

Michihiro Namba

Michihiro Namba

(なんば みちひろ)
Title: Professor
Areas of Specialty: Information science, with research that focuses on how artificial intelligence technologies can be used to better our lives and our mental/emotional health

Hiroko Takahashi

Hiroko Takahashi

(たかはし ひろこ)
Title: Professor
Areas of Specialty: Clinical psychology, Supervision studies, Clinical adolescent/young adult psychology, Student counseling

Kenichi Takami

Kenichi Takami

(たかみ けんいち)
Title: Full-time lecturer
Areas of Specialty: Japanese language education, Japanese language expression

Sayaka Mitsui

Sayaka Mitsui

(みつい さやか)
Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Specialty: Japanese language education, Social Linguistics, Comparative linguistics

Sangjin Lee

Sangjin Lee

(い さんじん)
Title: Professor
Areas of Specialty: Cross-cultural understanding; History of Japan-Korea cultural exchange; History of modern Japanese and Korean thought; Asakawa Noritaka, Asakawa Takumi, and Yanagi Muneyoshi’s understanding of Korea

Nan Liu

Nan Liu

(りゅう なん)
Title: Full-time lecturer
Areas of Specialty: Family sociology, Gender studies

Danny W. Brown

Danny W. Brown

(ダニー ブラウン)
Title: Full-time lecturer
Areas of Specialty: English education, English learning strategies for Japanese people

Mariko Kobayashi

Mariko Kobayashi

(こばやし まりこ)
Title: Professor, Department Chair, Graduate School of Human Sciences
Areas of Specialty: Clinical psychology, Psychology of children with disabilities, Consultation and support from the perspective of psychology and welfare

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