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Young Leaders Program (School of Government, School of Local Governance)

Program in Brief

Fosters future national leaders in countries in Asia and other regions and builds up comprehensive human networks among the leaders of nations in the field of Government and Local Governance.

 

  • Program Director: Vice President, Senior Professor Kiyotaka Yokomichi
  • Deputy Director (School of Government): Vice President, Dean, Professor Mikitaka Masuyama
  • Deputy Director (School of Local Governance): Professor Hirofumi Takada
  • Degrees Offered: Master of Public Administration / Master of Public Policy
  • Scholarship (for International Students Only) : Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [MEXT])
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Time Schedule:
    • Program Duration…1 year
    • Enrollment…October
    • Graduation…September
  • How to Apply: Click here
  • YLP Brochure: Click here
  • YLP Japan (Application Target: Japanese): Click here (Japanese only)

 

Young Leaders Program (YLP) was introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2001. The objectives of the program are to

 

  1. Foster future national leaders in designated countries
  2. Build up comprehensive human networks among the leaders of nations
  3. Establish friendly relationships among the countries involved, including Japan
  4. Improve the quality of policy making in the participating countries

 

The program is also designed to expand students’ comparative as well as historical knowledge of international/regional politics and economics while providing them with an in-depth understanding of Japanese politics and economy.

Target Group

This program is open to exceptionally promising young government officials with considerable working experiences in the area of public administration. In principle, a minimum of three years working experience in the field in the applicant’s home country is a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Students will be admitted on the basis of an appraisal of their potential to become future leaders at home, to play important roles in their countries’ development, and to maintain the lasting friendship and trust of Japan and other countries around the world.

We also accept Japanese students.

Program Design

In addition to School of Government which was introduced in 2001, GRIPS started YLP-School of Local Governance in 2009.

The curriculum for both courses covers a wide range of topics concerning public administration and policy formulation, and also offers the opportunity for intensive discussion with politicians, high-level government officials, corporate directors, journalists, and other Japanese leaders. The program also includes Field Trip/Workshop I-II and a final paper based on Independent Study/Research. There are opportunities to make policy research in collaboration with other institutions such as central government.

 

School of Government Curriculum 2019/2020 (as of October 2019)

https://gast.grips.ac.jp/syllabus/
Category Course Name Instructor
I Required Courses Introduction to Public Policy Studies Horie
The World and the SDGs Tanaka Akihiko
Global Governance: Leadership and Negotiation TBA
Introduction to Japan Pressello
Colloquium Takada, Horie
Independent Study Masuyama, et al.
Field Trip Yokomichi, Pressello
II Recommended Courses Microeconomics I Wie
Essential Microeconomics Kurosawa
Contemporary Japanese Economy Kojima
Japanese Economy Nakagaki
Economic Development of Japan Ohno Kenichi
Government and Politics in Japan Masuyama
International Relations Iwama
International Political Economy Chey
International Security Studies Tokuchi
Comparative Politics Takenaka
Structure and Process of Government Horie
III Elective Courses Macroeconomics I Hsu
Government and Market Okamoto
Global Development Agendas and Japan’s ODA TBA
Public Economics TBA
International Trade TBA
Japanese Financial System TBA
Development Economics Yamauchi
Japanese Foreign Policy Kitaoka, Pressello
Social Science Questions and Methodologies Petchko
Local Government System Nakamura Akira
Local Government Finance Takada
Local Governance in the Changing World Takada
Selected Topics in Policy Studies I -IV  
Courses not listed in this table  
X Others Language courses offered by the Center for Professional Communication  

School of Local Governance Curriculum 2019/2020 (as of October 2019)

https://gast.grips.ac.jp/syllabus/
Category Course Name Instructor
I Required Courses Introduction to Public Policy Studies Horie
The World and the SDGs Tanaka Akihiko
Global Governance: Leadership and Negotiation TBA
Local Government System Nakamura Akira
Local Government Finance Takada
Local Governance in the Changing World Takada
Introduction to Japan Pressello
Colloquium Takada, Horie
Research Paper Takada, et al.
Workshop I Takada
Workshop II Takada
II Recommended Courses
Microeconomics I Wie
Essential Microeconomics Kurosawa
Economic Development of Japan Ohno Kenichi
Government and Politics in Japan Masuyama
International Relations Iwama
Structure and Process of Government Horie
III Elective Courses Macroeconomics I Hsu
Government and Market Okamoto
International Trade TBA
Development Economics Yamauchi
East Asian Economies Hara
Japanese Foreign Policy Kitaoka, Pressello
International Security Studies Tokuchi
Social Science Questions and Methodologies Petchko
Social Security System in Japan TBA
Small and Medium Enterprise and Technology Hashimoto
National Land Policy Shimomura
Selected Topics in Policy Studies I -IV  
Courses not listed in this table  
X Others Language courses offered by the Center for Professional Communication  

 

Career Destinations

Graduates from the YLP in principle return to their former governmental organizations to become leaders in their respective organizations. To name a few:

COUNTRY Typical Affiliation
(School of Government)
Laos Director General, Asia Pacific and Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(2008)
Malaysia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Malaysia to the Czech Republic (2008)
China Deputy Director-General, National Center of Education Development Research, Ministry of Education (2007)
Czech Republic Advisor to Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance (2007)
Kyrgyz Republic Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance (2007)
Kazakhstan Director General, State Center for Pension Payments, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population (2005)
Philippines Ambassador, Philippines Embassy, Kingdom of Bahrain (2004)
Indonesia Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Indonesia in Geneva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003)
(School of Local Governance)
Uzbekistan Director, Directorate of “Angren” Free Economic Zone (2013)
Myanmar Governor (Assistant Director), Moungkung Township, General Administration Department, Southern Shan State, Ministry of Home Affairs (2012)
Pakistan Director, General, Secretariat Training Institute, Islamabad (2011)
Cambodia Director, Training Department, General Department of Administration, Ministry of Interior(2010)

 Origin and Affiliation of Students (as of October 2019)

COUNTRY Typical Affiliation
(School of Government)
India Government of Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Finance
Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Uzbekistan Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Australia The Treasury
Kazakhstan The Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption
Republic of Korea Korean national Police Agency
Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Kyrgyz Republic State Service for Combating Economic Crime
Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs
Sri Lanka Ministry of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government
Slovakia Implementation Agency, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Thailand Dept. of Land Transport
Czech Republic Industrial Property Office
China State Intellectual Property Office
Turkmenistan Ministry of Finance
Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pakistan Government of Pakistan
Hungary Ministry of Justice
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Philippines Office of Solicitor General
Bulgaria Ministry of Defense
Brunei Prime Minister’s Office
Viet Nam College of Economics Hue University
Poland Ministry of Investment Economic Development
Malaysia Ministry of Finance
Mongolia Cabinet Secretariat
Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Laos The Office of the party Central Committee
Romania Ministry of Justice
Japan City of Yokohama (YLP Japan)
(School of Local Governance)
India Government of Manipur
Indonesia Makassar Development & Planning Agency
Uzbekistan Chamber of Accounts
Cambodia Ministry of Interior
Thailand Department of Local Administration
Czech Republic Municipality of the City of Prague
China Beijing Municipal Health Bureau
Republic of Korea Busan Metropolitan City
Pakistan Chief Secretary’s Office, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
Hungary Government Office of Komarom-Esztergom County
Philippines Dept. of the Interior and Local Government – National Capital Region
Viet Nam People’s Committee of Nga Bay Town
Poland Marshall Office of the Podkarpackie Region
Malaysia Malacca State Health Department
Myanmar Ministry of the Office of the Union Government
Laos Ministry of Home Affairs
Romania Bucharest Municipality

 

Young Leaders Program: List of Recommending Authorities

Country School of Government School of Local Governance
China Ministry of Education Ministry of Education
Korea Ministry of Personnel Management (MPM) Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS)
Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
National Police  
Ministry of Home Affairs  
Malaysia Public Service Department Public Service Department
Philippines Civil Service Commission Civil Service Commission
  University of the Philippines
Singapore Public Service Division  
Thailand Office of the Civil Service Commission Office of the Civil Service Commission
  Ministry of Interior
  Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Brunei Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade  
Viet Nam Diplomatic Academy Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Education and Training Central Committee of Organization and Personnel, Monitoring Office of Program165
Central Committee of Organization and Personnel, Monitoring Office of Program165  
Laos Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Home Affairs
Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance Ministry of Office of the Union Government
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Office of the Union Government  
Cambodia Council of Ministers Ministry of Interior
Council for the Development of Cambodia  
Ministry of Economy and Finance  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  
Mongolia Cabinet Office Cabinet Office
Kazakhstan JSC “Center for International Programs” JSC “Center for International Programs”  
Kyrgyz Republic State Personnel Service   
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Turkmenistan Cabinet of Ministers  
The Office of the President  
Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Australia Department of Education and Training  
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet  
The Treasury  
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade  
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science  
Hungary Tempus Public Foundation Tempus Public Foundation
Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior Ministry of the Interior
Slovakia Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs  
Poland Chancellery of Prime Minister (Civil Service Department) The Joint Commission of the Government and the Local Government, Ministry of the Interior and Administration
Romania National School of Political and Administrative Studies Bucharest Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds
Bulgaria Institute of Public Administration  
Pakistan Cabinet Secretariat Cabinet Secretariat
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Finance  
Ministry of Interior  
Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance and Planning  
Ministry of External Affairs  
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Finance  
Ministry of Public Administration  
Turkey Ministry of Interior  Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Treasury and Finance  
Ministry of Trade  

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(School of Local Governance)

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