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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo


GraSPP Giving–For Raising Future Leaders in Global Public Policy Arena

For two decades since its launch, the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) has been working to educate public policy professionals with broad knowledge and a deep understanding of the world. We are experts in creating platforms of dialogue for future leaders by integrating academic learning from the fields of Law, Political Sciences, and Economics and combining it with essential learning through practical training and case studies by renowned faculty in their fields.

Diversifying the GraSPP community has been one of the priority focuses since the beginning. One of the major achievements is accomplishing partnerships with fourteen world-class institutions around the world, including the National University of Singapore, Columbia University, and Sciences Po Paris, among others. Implementing the Master of Public Policy Program (MPP/IP) in our master’s degree also contributed to GraSPP diversification. GraSPP now offers about 50% of classes in English, one of the top ratios in the entire University of Tokyo community, making students enrolled in MPP/IP and other programs to earn high-quality education in English. It is these rich experiences GraSPP offers that have enabled our graduates, who are now more than 1800 in total, to enter the Japanese and international public policy arena, succeeding in advancing their careers. We also see an increasing number of graduates entering major institutions in the field of think tanks, financial markets, and international business markets.

The GraSPP doctoral program began in AY 2016 with the aim of fostering candidates with advanced abilities in interdisciplinary and international public policy areas and outstanding research capabilities in their field. The goal is to produce public policy leaders in Japan and around the world. As we experience an upper ceiling in national funding for operating our institution, it is essential that we foresee the future need and ask for cooperation for our financial sources.

Contributions from individuals and corporations will bring advantages of agility and financial self-reliance, therefore mobilizing GraSPP to advance our legacy of excellent programs to carry out our public mission. We sincerely ask for your continued support for the GraSPP fund.

April 2024
Daiji Kawaguchi, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy

Impact of Your Contribution

[ Facilities: Building an ideal learning environment ] Help us improve our teaching and research facilities / [ Scholarships: Creating an international campus ] Help us contribute as the world’s finest / [ Education: Endowed chairs ] Help us continue lively debates on pressing social issues / [ Research: Research projects ] Help us impact policy making with research

1. Expansion of Teaching and Research Facilities

Your donation will be used to provide excellent facilities for the classrooms and seminar rooms in our home.

2. Funding Scholarships

Almost 50 percent of GraSPP’s student body comes from overseas, the highest percentage in the university. So far, international students have come from 65 countries, contributing to a truly cosmopolitan campus. Your donation will fund scholarships for both international students coming to Japan and Japanese students overseas.

3. Endowed Chairs* on Pressing Social Issues

*Endowed Chair: courses funded by companies/organizations. Endowed chairs in GraSPP have courses related to their focus, as well as symposiums, seminars, and workshops. Your contribution will be used to administer endowed chairs focusing on pressing social issues. Endowed chairs (as of July 2024)

Theme Period
Capital Markets AY 2007 –
Energy Security AY 2010 –
Economic Security and the International Economic System AY 2024 –

Further information on endowed chairs

4. Practical research and policy proposals

GraSPP has always sought to act as a bridge between the latest research and teaching and its real-world application. By linking up with extensive real-world policy networks, GraSPP is able to offer higher level and more practical research and education. Your donation will help to fund these research projects. Research projects (as of July 2024)

Research Theme Period
Medical Policy and Technology Evaluations AY 2017 –
Technology Transfer to Asia AY 2019 –
Transportation and Tourism Policy AY 2019 –
Economic Growth and Risk Management AY 2020 –
Well-being AY 2022 –
Strategic Communication AY 2022 –
Analysis of Administrative Data of Local Governments AY 2024 –

Further information on research units

How to Donate

A. Corporations and organizations

Please contact at; general (at) (Please change (at) for @ to send a message.)

B. Individuals

From “The University of Tokyo Foundation” website (donation by credit card only): Please specify that you wish to make a donation to the Graduate School of Public Policy Fund in the “Donation Purpose” section.

Tax Exemption (in Japan)

Donations are subject to tax exemption system in Japan. Please refer to the “Tax Benefits (in Japan)” section in the link below.