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Dear Sir/Madam,

As you may already know, the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of
Tokyo, Japan, offers a two-year Master of Public Policy, International
Program (MPP/IP), taught in English. I am pleased to inform you that
application materials for MPP/IP have been published for the academic year
2013-2014. I am writing to request your kind support and cooperation in
finding good candidates from your organization.
Please refer to the link below for our program brochures.

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo was
established in 2004, and offers a two-year Master’s Program for training
students most of whom aim at a public service career. In 2010, GraSPP
started its Master of Public Policy, International Program (MPP/IP), taught
in English. As of October 2012, more than a third of the student body of
GraSPP (over 80 out of about 240 students) are international students from
over 30 countries and economies in the world; roughly half of them are from
ministries, central banks and other public organizations in East Asia and

GraSPP is a partner school of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate
Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship
Program (ADB-JSP) and Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA). We
take 8 JJ/WBGSP scholars, 2-3 ADB-JSP scholars and 5-7 JISPA scholars

I would appreciate it very much if you could circulate in your organization
basic information about an opportunity to study at the University of Tokyo.
We would welcome your recommendation of promising candidates from your
organization for our MPP/IP program. Candidates are expected to (a) be
under 45 years old, although we most welcome those under 35; (b) have work
experience of more than 2 (preferably 3) years after a bachelor’s or a
master’s degree; and (c) have strong English proficiency in writing,
speaking, and debating. Candidates with a background in economics are
preferred as our program includes required core courses in economics. As we
aim to promote full diversity among our student body, we especially
encourage female candidates.
Please refer to the link below for further details.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact our staff at our
International Affairs Office at .
Attention: Ms Nobue Nachi, Senior Program Manager & Ms Kotoko Ogawa, Program

Thank you in advance and I very much look forward to hearing from you.


Yasuyuki Sawada
Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan