On 28 April 2022, the Arizona State University/Thunderbird School of Global Management - Hiroshima University Global School ('Global Initiative') received the designation as the “Locations in Japan of a Foreign University” from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. This means that the Global Initiative, which will open in August on the Higashihiroshima Campus, will be recognized as an educational institution and will be able to issue students visas to international students who wish to study at the Global Initiative.