SPICE Local Student Programs in Japan

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Local Student Programs in Japan

SPICE offers online courses in seven regions, one university, and three high schools in Japan.


Fukuoka Prefecture

Stanford e-Fukuoka explores U.S.–Japan relations, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and entrepreneurship. High school students engage in discussions with speakers on topics such as Japanese immigration to the United States, the historical preservation of cultural sites, and media representations of ethnicity.

Hiroshima Prefecture

Stanford e-Hiroshima emphasizes the deep interdependence between Japan and the United States. High school students study topics such as early Japanese immigration to the United States, entrepreneurship, and the Hiroshima-Honolulu sister city relationship.

Oita Prefecture

Stanford e-Oita introduces high school students to U.S.–Japan relations, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and entrepreneurship from local and global perspectives. Topics include Japanese immigration to the U.S., education in the U.S. and Japan, and environmental issues and technology.

Tottori Prefecture

Stanford e-Tottori focuses on the importance of diversity and cross-cultural communication in the context of U.S.–Japan relations. High school students learn about topics such as the U.S. educational system, Silicon Valley, mental health, nature conservation, and diversity.

Wakayama Prefecture

In Stanford e-Wakayama, scholars introduce high school students to various academic fields through a global lens. The fields include archeology, anthropology, communications, global studies, religious studies, linguistics, mathematics, sociology, and music.

Kawasaki City

Stanford e-Kawasaki teaches high school students to think critically about diversity and entrepreneurship in the United States and Japan. Some course topics include diversity in the United States and Japan, the Silicon Valley ecosystem and mindset, and entrepreneurship and its challenges in Japan.

Kobe City

Stanford e-Kobe challenges high school students to critically examine the role of diversity and entrepreneurship in the United States and Japan. Specific topics include equity, LGBTQ+ issues, multiculturalism, Silicon Valley, and the Seattle-Kobe sister city relationship.


Prefectural University of Hiroshima

The Stanford-Hiroshima Collaboration Program on Entrepreneurship helps to nurture entrepreneurial thinking in MBA students enrolled at the Hiroshima Business and Management School of the Prefectural University of Hiroshima. The students are exposed to real-life case studies to analyze Silicon Valley’s ecosystem and think critically about entrepreneurial competence and qualification.

High Schools

Sendai Ikuei High School

Stanford e-Sendai Ikuei offers Sendai Ikuei High School students the opportunity to hone their English and critical thinking skills through the examination of international issues. Topics of study include diversity, global citizenship, and entrepreneurship.

Takatsuki Senior High School

Stanford e-Takatsuki provides high school students at Takatsuki Senior High School in Takatsuki City a broad overview of the importance of global health. Some of the course topics are stem cell research, health care in developing countries, the medical device industry, and psychiatric care.

Yokohama Eiri Girls’ High School

Stanford e-Eiri introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to students at Yokohama Eiri Girls’ High School in Yokohama City. Some of the topics are gender, peace, environment, inequality, and sustainability, with a special focus on the role of girls and women.

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