The University of Tokyo encourages every student to possess global competence or “the ability to live and work together with all kinds of people throughout the world.” The global competence, in our view, is composed of the following five key elements: I. Communication & Language Skills; II. Confidence & Determination; III. Open-mindedness & Flexibility; IV. Collaboration & Leadership; V. Global Perspective. Contrary to popular perception, global competence is not merely about language proficiency or simple experience of visiting other countries. Rather it is about gaining deep interest in and insight into the values and people of other cultures.