The Graduate School of Humanities traces its roots back to the Literature Department, which was established in 1922. Today, the school’s doors are open to researchers and students who want to become professionals in their field, as well as to working adults and others wishing to update and upgrade their knowledge and skills. To respond to the needs of various students, the school has formulated a curriculum that is diverse yet easy to follow. Furthermore, in 2011, the International Japanese Studies Institute was added to provide interdisciplinary education across the majors within the school. With this institute providing a diverse curriculum regardless of major, the Graduate School of Humanities has boldly reinvented itself.