Advisory Section of the Global Commons provides general counseling and consultation services for all international students in order to help them cope with issues they encounter in their academic and daily life. The section also provides support for tutors and academic advisors in matters related to international students. We deliver orientation sessions several times a year for new students and for tutors. Furthermore, we hold workshops in multicultural/cross-cultural issues in order to promote internationalization on campus and to advocate for international students.

International Student Counseling/Consultation Office
University Hall C (9P building), 2nd Floor
Tel 029-853-6240, 6766

Office Hours

Faculty members of the Center provide counseling/consultation services from Monday through Friday.

  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
Time 2pm-5pm  10am-1pm 2pm-5pm 10am-12pm 1pm-5pm 3pm-6pm
Advisor Dr. Takemori Ms. Yamaguchi Undecided Ms. Funaki Dr. Takemori

* You can consult advisors in Japanese and English.
** Office hours are subject to change.

Tadashi Takemori, Ph.D.
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Office: Institute of Engineering Sciences 3F 626
Tel: 029-853-6240, 5312
Email: takemori (at)
Rei Funaki, M.A.
Global Commons
Tel: 029-853-6766
Keiko Yamaguchi, M.A.
University Health Center
Tel: 029-853-6766

Advisory Staff in Graduate Schools

You can also contact the following advisory staff in graduate schools for advice concerning problems with academic matters, including questions about how to fill the application forms for graduate school entrance examinations, classes you are planning to take, etc.

  • Prof. Zhen-ya ZHANG (Faculty of Environmental Sciences)
  • Prof. Jie LI (Faculty of Systems and Information Engineering)
  • Prof. Yasufumi UEKITA (Faculty of Art and Design)
  • Prof. Hiromi MIKI (Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences)
  • Prof. Sangtae KIM (Faculty of Library Information and Media Studies)