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Message from the President

President's Greeting

  • Kimio Morimune
    President, Sugiyama Jogakuen University
Sugiyama Jogakuen was founded in 1905 as a sewing school. Forty-four years later, it established the Sugiyama Jogakuen University, which celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 2009. Our university began after World War Ⅱ with the School of Home Economics as a single-department college, but has evolved over the years in response to changes in society and the educational needs of our students. Today it has seven undergraduate programs, the largest number among universities for women in this country.

Over the intervening decades, while always keeping to our school motto "Nurturing Humanity", we have provided closely supervised teaching in classes which are deliberately kept small. The style of teaching has helped each student realize her potential and achieve her individual goals. As a result, our fulfilled graduates are highly regarded in Japanese society. We look forward to welcoming you into the Sugiyama Jogakuen University community, and we believe that you will enjoy the friendships and educational opportunities you find here.

Our society is faced with many challenges, such as an aging population with low birthrates, internationalization and the digitalization of information. As a result of the demands that grow out of these challenges, an ever-evolving education is necessary for women today. At Sugiyama Jogakuen University, we are always striving to meet this ongoing necessity and we assure you that you can expect results from our efforts.
Kimio Morimune's profile
Graduated from Kyoto University School of Economics
After being a professor at Kyoto University for thirty five years, assumed a position of professor at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in 2010
Professor at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in 2010
President of the Sugiyama Jogakuen University from 2012
Has degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University, and Doctor of Economics from Kyoto University