Since 2012 the three colleges have collaborated to develop common undergraduate liberal arts education programs and have held an annual student conference to promote mutual understanding among talented students of Japan, Korea, and China. On the basis of these experiences, the three colleges will establish a joint major (or sub-major, minor-major) program called “Asian Regional Studies” (ARS) and co-operate a two-week-long intensive summer school starting from 2017. The three colleges will also co-manage common curricular programs (such as team project, team research, field research, etc.) and common extracurricular activities (such as student conference, internship, field trip, cultural exchange festival, etc.) to help students develop their expertise and build a human network with talented students of other Asian countries.