To nurture future global leaders who have a profound awareness of the significance of global health through working on various global social issues.


Currently the world is facing a variety of serious global issues such as poverty, education, environment, regional disputes, politics, economy, and health. As they are closely connected with each other, it is next to impossible to solve them independently. In particular most issues regarding global health are directly and fundamentally affecting the core of human life, which means they cannot be solved without considering the rest of the global issues. As a unique high school which is under the same educational foundation as Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki High School aims to nurture prospective global leaders who have a profound awareness of global health and want to commit themselves to various approaches to its improvement.

In order to develop strong-willed future leaders of great competence and with a global mindset …

>>This course offers the students a curriculum which integrates subjects in the humanities and sciences until the end of the second year.

>>This course gets the students involved in special school subjects such as Global Research Project, Global Studies, and Global Communications offered in partnership with some Japan-based universities and business corporations which are at the front line of globalizing educational and business activities.

>>This course gives the students opportunities to make presentations of their research projects at an overseas study tour coordinated by Takatsuki High School and a prestigious overseas high school and to participate in an overseas field survey which Takatsuki High School is going to plan in concert with a Japan’s leading university like Kyoto University or Osaka University.


Students who successfully complete this course will:

  1. Have a basic understanding of the following issues on a global scale.
    1. natural environmental issues
    2. gender issues
    3. regional disputes
    4. poverty
    5. education issues
    6. food problems
    7. energy problems
    8. population problems
  2. Understand fundamental problems regarding the current situation of global health.
  3. Conduct an individual / group research project on a theme they have chosen.
  4. Improve their proficiency in English, communication skills, logical analysis, creativity, and adaptability.


  1. Global Research Project
    • One-year Individual/group research projects
    • An overseas study tour
  2. Global Studies
    • Study of current topics around the globe
    • Study of basic liberal arts
      [Themes: recognition, nation, liberty, economy, science & technology, etc.]
    • Stanford Online Course
    • Special Seminars by extramural first-class researchers
    • Workshops with overseas college students / researchers
  3. Global Communications
    • Seminars on communication skills
    • Seminars on leadership
    • Intensive TOEFL/IELTS summer seminars
    • An overseas field trip
    • Special lectures by extramural lecturers
  4. Global English Expression I & II


this course receives assistance from are:

  • Osaka Medical College
  • Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
  • Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • Global Health Center, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University
  • Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Yanpin High School (Taipei City)


  • Toshihiro NAKAMURA, MSc
    Co-Founder and CEO, NPO Kopernik
    Guest Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
    World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012
    Alumnus of Takatsuki High School
  • Emeritus Professor Koichi KONO, M.D., PhD.
    Professor emeritus of Hygiene & Public Health, Osaka Medical College
  • Professor Masahiro KIHARA, M.D., PhD.
    Professor, Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kyoto  University
  • Vice President of Osaka University Toshiya HOSHINO, PhD.
    Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
  • Professor Masayuki NAKAMICHI, PhD.
    Dean, Graduate School of Human sciences, Osaka University
  • Professor Gyou MIYAHARA, PhD.
    Deputy Director, Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University (Social Anthropology, Biopolitics on Chinese Population Mobility)
  • Professor Junko OTANI, DDS, MPH, MS, PhD.
    Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • Professor Kazuhiro OHTSUKI, PhD.
    Dean, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • Professor Yasuji YAMAZAKI, LLM
    Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University (Bioethics, Legal Philosophy, Jurisprudence)
  • Dr. Gary Mukai, Director,
    Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford University
  • Professor Chang-Chuan Chan, PhD.
    Professor, Director, Associate Dean, Global Health Center, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

Message from the Course Director

Welcome to the Takatsuki’s Global Advanced course page. This course was established in April 2014 to start a new type of secondary education. Students in this course are encouraged to develop a variety of skills necessary for prospective global leaders as well as to study conventional school subjects. We believe that activating this course is essential in realizing our school mission: “Developing Future Leaders with A Global Mindset.” We earnestly desire that the students who have successfully completed this course will energetically endeavor to solve global issues and contribute to the enhancement of the global environment.

I appreciate your interest in Takatsuki’s GA course and would like you to come back to this page from time to time as it grows. Thank you.

Tsuyoshi Kudo, Principal