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Shimoda Utako Research Institute

Intention of Establishment


Utako Shimoda, the founder of Jissen Women's Educational Institute, came to prominence at the end of the 19th century, a time when little thought was given to the status of women in society. She was one of the first to be able to see that the basic solution to improving the status of women was in women’s education, an ideal that she strongly believed in and devoted all her efforts to putting into practice.
Jissen Women’s Educational Institute founded the Shimoda Utako Research Institute on April 2014 to study the spirit of Utako Shimoda, who had searched for a suitable way of life for women in this new era in the first decades of the 20th century and tried to display this widely to people.

Symposiums, lectures

The symposiums and lectures planned for the 2014 academic year are given at the following link.


Shimoda Utako Research Institute
4-1-1 Osakaue, Hino-shi, Tokyo 〒191-8510
Tel. 042-585-8945

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