SPICE Local Student Programs in Japan

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Local Student Programs in Japan

SPICE offers online courses in five regions, one university, and two high schools in Japan.


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 the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to high school students with a focus on the U.S.–Japan relationship and entrepreneurship. Some course topics include arts and culture, historic preservation, migration, education, diversity, and artificial intelligence.

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.

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 the current state of diversity in the United States and Japan, the Silicon Valley ecosystem and entrepreneurial 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

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.

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.

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