Contemporary society is clearly witnessing a transformation towards a knowledge-based society wherein new knowledge,
information and technology provides the vital foundation for human action in various economic, business and social arenas.
At the same time, advancing globalization is promoting a remarkable upsurge in the international mobility of people, goods and capitals, and thereby further promoting the interdependence of nations. Without doubt one of the most economically dynamic regions of this increasing interdependent global society is Japan and Asia, a fact that underscores the importance of research and education that deepens our understanding of this part of the world.
In accordance with these trends, the MEcon Program cultivates graduates well suited to serve as intellectual leaders in this knowledge-based global society with the study of Japanese and Asian economy, business and societies as a central component of the initiative.