This book is a study of cross-border activity in and around Japanese universities, employing ‘Asia’ as the cornerstone of inquiry. It offers qualitative, case-based analysis of Asia-oriented student mobility and partnership projects, framed by critical evaluation of discourses and texts concerning Japan’s positioning in an era of Asian ascendancy. This combination of Asia as theme and international higher education as empirical subject matter allows the book to shed new light on some of the fundamental policy currents in contemporary Japan. It also furnishes a fresh approach to comprehending the modalities of regionalism and regionalisation in the sphere of higher education.

chapter 1|11 pages

Starting points

Japan, Asia and international higher education

chapter 3|33 pages

Asia as campus

Enacting regionalism in student mobility

chapter 4|26 pages

Japanese education in Asia

The cooperative campus as narrative and practice

chapter 5|28 pages

Foreign talent wanted

Asian students in Japan’s graduate employment system

chapter 6|6 pages

Articulating Asia

Reflections and expectations