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National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

The Seal of the Japan National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo
The facade of the Japan National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo

The Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (政策研究大学院大学 Seisaku Kenkyū Daigakuin Daigaku), or GRIPS, is a Japanese national university in Minato, Tokyo founded in 1997. It is focused on policy studies and research on a diverse range of social disciplines, from local governance to development economics. It also offers programs in security and international affairs, international development studies, and science and technology policies.


Locally known as the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS is a stand-alone graduate school with an attached research center and a global reach. In January 2015, IDEAS ranked GRIPS to be the second highest-ranking Economics and Finance institute in Japan, after the University of Tokyo.[1] IDEAS also ranked GRIPS the 13th highest-ranking Economics and Finance research institution in Asia during the same time period.[2]

Academic programs

Located in central Tokyo, the institute offers graduate programs at both the Master's and Ph.D. levels:

  • Master’s Programs (International Programs)
  • Young Leaders Program (School of Government)
  • Young Leaders Program (School of Local Governance)
  • One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1)
  • Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Public Finance
  • Disaster Management Policy
  • Economics, Planning and Public Policy
  • Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture
  • Master’s Programs (Domestic Programs)
  • Public Policy
  • Development Policy
  • Cultural Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Urban Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Ph.D. Program (5-Year Doctoral Program)
  • Policy Analysis Program
  • Ph.D./ Doctoral Programs (3-Year Doctoral Programs)
    • Public Policy (Doctor of Public Policy)
  • Security and International Studies (PhD/Doctor of International Relations)
  • Disaster Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • State Building and Economic Development
  • Japanese Language and Culture


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External links

  • Official website

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