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The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) is a graduate school and research institute established in October 1997 superseding the Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) at Saitama University, which was the first graduate school for Policy Studies in Japan.

GRIPS aims to be an international center of excellence for

the education of future leaders in the policy arena, for the advancement of policy research, and for the systematic collection and dissemination of policy-related information. In April 2005, GRIPS will move to a new campus in Roppongi, one of Tokyo's most multi-cultural and international districts.

The major aim of the program is to train future fiscal leaders in taxation. The academic program starts with core courses in economics and quantitative analysis, followed by courses in public finance aimed at developing an understanding of the theoretical, empirical and institutional aspects of tax and customs administration. Students have an opportunity to take a variety of other course in the field of Policy Studies. In addition, the practicum at the National Tax Agency is an opportunity for students to enhance their learning with hands-on experience in a tax -related work environment and to integrate this experience with their formal education.

The one-year Master's degree program in Public Finance is taught in English.

Five of the JJ/WBGSP scholars study there every year.

Program Brochure 2015

Contact Information:

Program in Public Finance for Taxation Policy and Management
Admissions Office 
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-8677

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