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Message from the Chairman

Realizing the School Motto "Nurturing Humanity"

  • Kimio Morimune
    Chair of the Board of Trustees Sugiyama Jogakuen
Sugiyama Jogakuen was founded in 1905 as Nagoya Women's Sewing School and since then, we have been offering outstanding education to women. Our school has expanded into a comprehensive educational institution with approximately 8,400 students spanning our kindergarten, primary school, junior and senior high schools, and university (undergraduate and graduate schools). At present, our university has seven undergraduate programs, the largest number among women's universities in this country, with the most recent addition being the School of Nursing, which was established in April 2010.

Sugiyama Jogakuen has committed itself to the motto "Nurturing Humanity". The world today is confronted with crimes, environmental issues, terrorism, and conflicts that were unimaginable in the past, and these dangers may threaten the human spirit. In the face of these challenges, it is essential to respect human dignity and preserve the humanism that our motto "Nurturing Humanity" represents. At Sugiyama Jogakuen, we act out our motto as we nurture these vital aspects of humanity through education and learning. We believe that students of all ages need to study and strive to realize the importance of "Nurturing Humanity" in their own lives. This is not an easy goal to achieve but one to which we are dedicated.
Kimio Morimune's profile
Graduated from Kyoto University School of Economics
Assumed the position of professor at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in 2010 after being a professor at Kyoto University for thirty five years
Chair of Sugiyama Jogakuen from 2012
Has degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University, and Doctor of Economics from Kyoto University