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Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Chairman’s Message

Jissen Women’s Educational Institute in Today’s Changing Society

Jissen Women’s Educational Institute was founded in 1899 by Utako Shimoda, a pioneer in Japanese women's education, and has been guided by her belief that "Women change society and the world". 2019 marked the 120th anniversary of Jissen Women’s Educational Institute and since the time of our founding, we have grown and developed as an institution, providing high quality education from junior high school to graduate levels, with a total number of 170,000 graduated students to date.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people and countries throughout the world and has led to vast changes for everyone, including the education sector. Despite the challenges we face, we will continue to follow the aspirations and ideals of our founder in fostering the growth of our students in preparing them to deal with the challenges we face in modern times. As we move towards our 130th and 140th anniversaries, Jissen Women’s Educational Institute will continue to support our learners today for the challenges tomorrow.

YAMAMOTO Akimasa
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

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