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JAPAN UNIVERSITIES G7 SPOTLIGHT

Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
New initiatives to increase globalization of education
After a pandemic that drastically reduced the numbers of Japanese students going abroad and foreign students arriving, Japan is again on a drive to internationalize higher education. Low economic growth, a labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and lagging competitiveness in science and technology...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
A philosophy of love, peace and exchange
Ever since its founding in 1916 by Southern Baptist missionary C. K. Dozier, Fukuoka’s Seinan Gakuin University has been guided by its motto “Seinan, Be True to Christ.” That founding spirit, SGU President Naoki Imai said, remains core to the education that the university provides to this day.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Focus moves to entrepreneurship, use of online tools to encourage diversity
Chuo University in Tokyo, which has almost 26,000 undergraduate students and over 1,140 graduate students, as well as over 720 full-time teachers, was originally founded in 1885 as a law school named Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School).
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Diversification fueled through ‘education of conscience’
In 1864, when the isolationist foreign policy of the Tokugawa shogunate was still in effect, Jo Niijima, a 21-year-old son of a samurai, left Japan for the United States, risking capital punishment. For Niijima, it was an adventurous quest to seek a land where greater equality, freedom and human rights...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Collaborative research efforts pave way for peace-based educational outlook
Hiroshima University was founded in 1949 in the first city in the world to suffer an atomic bombing. In the spirit of pursuing peace, HU’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of humankind by realizing a free and peaceful international society.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
International experiences help to contribute to global peace
“World peace is an ideal, and that is all the more reason to strive for it,” said International Christian University President Shoichiro Iwakiri. His position reflects the liberal arts college’s founding charter as a school for realizing that very ideal. Over the past 70 years, this small private...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Sustainability a key focal point of education and research
Keio University is harnessing its legacy of independence and academic excellence to create platforms for organic collaboration and transformative research initiatives. From inclusive sustainability projects and insightful discussions with world leaders to new cutting-edge research centers, Keio provides...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Holistic education to foster an international identity
Kwansei Gakuin University, based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2039. Ahead of this milestone, the university has developed a concept for its long-term future. Called Kwansei Grand Challenge 2039 (KGC2039), its ultimate purpose is to cultivate students who will...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Keeping dignity and diversity relevant in a turbulent world
Located in Yagoto in eastern Nagoya,  Nanzan University opened its doors immediately following the end of World War II with the goal of providing language education to assist the Japanese in building a presence on the international stage. What missionary Rev. Aloysius Pache started as the College of...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Programs help students tackle international issues
“Challenge your mind, Change our future.”  Ritsumeikan University adopted this motto in 2018 as part of its vision toward 2030. In a time when it is difficult to predict the future due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly complex social and political issues, the university is determined to...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Freedom to examine topics from various perspectives
Sophia University, the first Jesuit and oldest Catholic university in Japan, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. “Amid the dynamically shifting global landscape, we are questioning the role we should play in Japanese society and how we can serve the international community,” said university...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Split education system needs a shake-up, president warns
Waseda University, one of Japan’s leading private universities, began its history as Tokyo Senmon Gakko, which was established in 1882. The founder, Shigenobu Okuma, served as Japan’s prime minister twice, in 1898 and 1914. Waseda has produced eight of the country’s prime ministers, including Fumio...

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