In recent years, interest in experimentation in the education of increasingly diversified university freshman classes in Japan (the academic term for this kind of experimentation in Japan is “First Year Experience”) has been growing. The reasons for this are : 1) the increase in foreign students to make up for the lack of enough Japanese students (due to the declining birthrate in Japan) and 2) the increase in the number of people financially able and eligible to enter Japanese universities. In about 90% of Japanese universities, experiments in freshman education are already being carried out, and in fact the rate of such experimentation is higher than that of the United States, where such experimentation originated. However, since experimentation with freshman education is still relatively new in Japan, and the educational environment of Japanese universities is quite different from that of U.S. universities, methods developed in the U.S. cannot be cut from whole cloth : thy must be adapted to suit Japanese universities. The level of such experimentation in Japan is still at the fundamental stage. Evaluation of methodologies being employed in Japan in experimentation with freshman education and how such methodologies are being carried out is essential, but this evaluation is still at a basic level. This paper intends to examine various current experiments with university freshman programs in Japan, consider the possibilities for further such experimentation in the future, and make recommendations for further action.