College of Risk Management



  • Risk Management

The lags in Japan’s crisis management system during the Great East Japan Earthquake and the associated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster exposed the lack of capable personnel with crisis management abilities. There was thus a strong demand for the establishment of a new academic and research discipline in crisis management in Japan. The Nihon University College of Risk Management was established in response to such circumstances in April 2016 at Sangenjaya in Setagaya, Tokyo. As Japan’s first humanities college to offer specialized studies in risk management, the college aims to cultivate talents with problem-solving skills to maintain public order and ensure citizens’ safety in Japan as well as to work towards achieving world peace. Students will study risk management and graduate with a Bachelor degree in law.
We aim to build a resilient society that protects people’s lives and livelihoods and believe that happy lives can be achieved on the back of continuous efforts of people studying risk management. To this end, it is essential to develop personnel with the knowledge of both the legal mind (ability to resolve disputes and problems using the law) and risk literacy (risk management ability) who are able to proactively take action based on a strong belief and aspiration to protect people’s lives and livelihoods in face of a variety of crises surrounding the globalized modern society. The curriculum comprises systematically-planned legal subjects to cultivate legal minds in students, and risk management subjects to foster risk literacy from the four areas of disaster management, public security, global security and information security. By organically integrating the two, we offer a diverse risk management curriculum that includes both theoretical and practical aspects based on the law.

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College of Risk Management

3-34-1, Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, 154-8513

  • Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line Get off at Sangen-jaya Station; 10 min. on foot
  • Tokyu Setagaya Line Get off at Sangen-jaya Station; 10 min. on foot
  • Tokyu Line Get off at Yutenji Station; Take Tokyu bus bound for Sangen-jaya Station and get off at Nichidai-mae bus stop (10 min.); 1 min. on foot