Adult continuing education is provided by both private institutions and local government in Japan. You can take classes in areas such as general education, vocational training, technology, homemaking, home economics, arts, physical education, and recreation. The Japan Campus of Temple University in Tokyo offers continuing education classes in subjects such as language, academic skills, business, professional training, and culture and the arts:
If you’re interested in the field of architecture then you may want to look into the continuing education programme offered by the American Institute of Architects in Tokyo:
The Canadian university McGill has its own campus in central Tokyo and runs an MBA programme from there. The classes take place on weekends, so you can do the course even if you’re working full-time. Classes are taught in English and the academic year begins in June. For more information:
You may want to consider taking classes through one of Tokyo’s E-Learning centres:
The Japan Adult Education Directory is a useful resource too:
Your local ward office can also give you more information about continuing education in Tokyo.
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