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Policy analysis in Japan$
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Yukio Adachi, Sukehiro Hosono, and Jun Iio

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429841

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.001.0001

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Policy education in Japan

Policy education in Japan

a study of professional graduate public policy schools

(p.251) Sixteen Policy education in Japan
Policy analysis in Japan

Koichiro Agata

Policy Press

This paper depicts actual situations of policy education at the graduate level in Japan by studying examples of Professional Graduate Public Policy Schools, which have been established in 2003. As of 2014, there are eight such graduate schools in Japan. The points of discussion in this study are (1) concepts and procedures for starting public policy schools, (2) institutional and educational practices in public policy schools, (3) concrete case studies of Tokyo’s first Professional Graduate Public Policy School, and (4) the accreditation system for public policy schools. After the discussion, some characteristics and perspectives of the public policy school system are examined: permission and accreditation as controls to secure education quality, revision of accreditation standards, vocational perspectives of graduates, and cooperation between schools and vocational sectors for education and recruitment.

Keywords:   Professional Graduate Public Policy Schools, policy education, permission, curricula, accreditation

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