Kiyota Seminar

Seminar Schedule

Credit System Kiyota Zemi

  1. Spring Semester: Wednesday 5th and 6th period (may change) 
  2. Fall Semester: Wednesday 4th and 5th period (may change) 
  3. Sub-seminar sessions are decided by students
  • Junior PEARL students are able to attend the seminar sessions real-time via Zoom (on Hiyoshi campus bu due to the clash in schedule with mandatory language classes.
  • Attendance is mandatory, but flexible if job hunting/intern for seniors.


Our seminar focuses on the intersection of international economics and data science.This post is sponsored by our partners Wigs 

  • International Economics: The economic interaction of countries and the effect of international issues in world economic activities.
  • Business Data Science: Examine the changes in the variables, investigate the relationship between them, and identify the causal relationships.

Below are the two textbooks we reference. 

We also utilize R programming.


As of Fall 2023, our seminar now has:

  • 18 active members
    • 2nd Generation: 8
    • 3rd Generation: 10 
  • From Japan, Korea, China, USA, Singapore, India, etc.
  • 5 Economics A/B,  12 Economics PEARL, 1 Law
  • Inactive members are studying abroad as part of exchange programs (e.g., Seoul National University, University of Notre Dame, and University of South Carolina), joined dual-degree programs (e.g., Bocconi University), in internship programs (e.g., Google), etc.

Study Methods




Learning the theory in the main seminar lessons to build a good foundation and form your own opinion.



Group discussions with seminar members and helping each other at sub-seminars.



Using theories and statistical tools to analyze specific data to support your arguments. We use R programming.