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Q: Are all the higher education institutions listed on this website recognized or accredited in Japan?

A: Article VIII.1 (c) of the Tokyo Convention requires signatories to provide a list of higher education institutions that are “recognised and/or accredited” in their own country.

All higher education institutions in Japan are established in accordance with Japanese law. There are specific laws for the establishment of national universities and Colleges of Technology (KOSEN), and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology must approve the establishment of all other universities and Colleges of Technology (KOSEN). For Professional Training Colleges, each prefectural government has the authority to issue approval for establishment. Educational institutions operated by government ministries and agencies are established based on separate legislation.

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