Welcome to Aikoku Gakuen University

University Information for International Students

Message from Ryoichi Miura, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Creating Enriched Minds

The guiding spirit of the Aikoku Gakuen Group is its policy of laying emphasis on nurturing mentally and physically healthy women for making them economically independent. The group arms these women with a wide range of knowledge and skills, and inculcates moral values and a spirit of service, qualities that are essential for ensuring domestic happiness.
Based on its guiding spirit pertaining to women’s education, the group has been running the Aikoku Gakuen Junior College and Aikoku Gakuen Nursery Vocational School. To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Aikoku Gakuen Educational Institution, the Aikoku Gakuen Group established the Aikoku Gakuen University to provide comprehensive education in human and cultural sciences to fulfill a vital need of our society.
In today’s society that is driven by mobility and constantly changing values, Aikoku Gakuen University stands out as an extremely important educational institution that provides quality education. In other words, Aikoku Gakuen University’s education goals aim to present society with well-rounded women who have fertile minds that let them pursue creative activities.

Message from Tadami Akatsuka, President

Nurturing Educated Women with Specialized Knowledge

Private universities base their educational agenda on the respective principles on which they have been established. Adhering to its academic principle, Aikoku Gakuen University places emphasis on Liberal Arts Education in order to educate women comprehensively and provide them with specialized knowledge.
At the College of Human and Cultural Sciences, students are first sensitized about humane attributes before they undergo further education. In other words, we help students discover their own potential for providing their families with a cheerful and warm atmosphere, thereby infusing a breath of fresh air into society.

History

12/1938 Oda Education Foundation was incorporated.
Aikoku Women’s Commercial School was approved by the Minister of Education.
04/1947 Aikoku Junior High School was established under the new educational system.
04/1948 Aikoku High School was established.
03/1951 Aikoku Gakuen Incorporated Foundation changed into Aikoku Gakuen Incorporated Educational Institution under the new educational system.
02/1962 Aikoku Gakuen Women’s Junior College, the School of Domestic Science was established.
01/1965 Aikoku Gakuen Women’s Junior College, the school of Business and Economics was established.
02/1965 Aikoku Gakuen Ryugasaki High School attached to the Junior College was established.
02/1969 Vocational School for nursery was established.
04/1970 Aikoku Gakuen Women’s Junior College changed into Aikoku Gakuen Junior College
03/1980 Aikoku Gakuen Yotsukaido High School attached to the Junior College was established.
04/1998 Aikoku Gakuen University was established.

Organization Chart of Aikoku Gakuen University

College of Human and Cultural Sciences

Living and Cultural Sciences and Welfare Section
Field of Human and Cultural Sciences Learning programs concerning activities governed by human feelings and emotions and acquiring languages and a wider perspective of the cultures of Japan, the West and the East
Field of Living Sciences Learning about living sciences to help achieve a high standard of life
Field of Welfare and Environment Learning welfare and environmental systems to help create a community in which people support each other and live happily
International Information and Business Section
Field of Information Processing Acquiring knowledge and skills about information processing essential for doing business in today’s information driven society
Field of Business and Management Acquiring knowledge and practical skills for doing business in contemporary society
Field of International Studies Acquiring intercultural communicative competence and a cosmopolitan mind-set to be able to work anywhere in the world
Program Description
(The quality and features of education at the College of Human and Cultural Sciences)
In line with its guiding spirit, the quality of education at Aikoku Gakuen University is designed to help its alumnae lead a happy and energetic life in today’s multi-faceted and complex society. Our education system encourages students to broaden their outlook and acquire the technical knowledge and expertise required to go through everyday life.

Human and Cultural Sciences Section

Field of Human Sciences

Learning programs concerning activities governed by human feelings and emotions, personal and social relations, and psychological disorders and their treatments

Professors

Takashi YAGYU (Associate Professor)
Special: Cognitive Psychology
Classes: Cognitive Psychology / Laboratory of Psychology Experiments
Masayuki HARASHIMA (Part-time Instructor)
Special: Personality Psychology
Classes: Personality Psychology / Clinical Psychology

Field of Languages and Cultures

Learning the languages and cultures of Japan, the West and the East, and acquiring a wider perspective

Professors

Kunitake SUZUKI (Professor)
Special: German Literature
Classes: German / Cultural History of the West
Shinko FUSHIMI (Professor)
Special: Comparative Literature
Classes: English / Western Languages and Cultures
Miwa TAKAHASHI (Professor)
Special: Cultural Anthropology
Classes: Cultural Anthropology / Comparative Cultures
Reiko HORIKAWA (Associate Professor)
Special: Western Art History
Classes: English / Western Cultures
Weiching SU (Assistant Professor)
Special: Japanese Language Teaching
Classes: Japanese / Eastern Cultures

Living Sciences and Social Welfare Section

Field of Living Sciences

A general learning of living sciences to help create a high-quality life

Professors

Tadami AKATSUKA (President / Professor)
Special: Living Sciences (Foods and Nutrition Science)
Classes: Living Sciences (Research Seminar)
Nagasumi YAGO (Professor)
Special: Environmental Sciences
Classes: Modern Sciences / Environmental Sciences
Motoko HAYAKAWA (Associate Professor)
Special: Life and Design
Classes: Colors and Cultures / Crafts Workshop
Qun YAO (Assistant Professor)
Special: Living Sciences ( Clothing, Housing, Perfume)
Classes: Living Sciences / Chinese

Field of Social Welfare

An understanding of societal systems and customs to help create a community where people support each other and live happily

Professors

So NAKAMURA (Associate Professor)
Special: Agricultural Economics
Classes: Modern Economics / Social Security
Mizue WATANABE (Assistant Professor )
Special: Social Policy
Classes: Social Welfare, Home Economics

Information and Business Section

Field of Information Processing

Acquiring knowledge and skills about information processing essential for doing business in today’s information driven society

Professors

Takemi MACHIDA (Professor)
Special : Industrial Information
Classes : Informatics / Information Systems
Akira NISSAKA (Assistant Professor)
Special : Informatics
Classes : Network Workshop / Information Security

Field of Business and Management

Acquiring knowledge and practical skills for doing business in contemporary society

Professors

Kohei TOYAMA (Contract Professor)
Special : Educational Administration
Classes : Fiscal System on Education / Work and Life
Masamichi NAKAJIMA (Professor)
Special : Food Economics / Management of Food Business
Classes : Production Management / Corporate Strategy
Kiyoshi KIMURA (Professor)
Special : US Business Management Theories / Financial Analysis
Classes : Business Management / Managerial Marketing

Outline of Education System

Upon admission, all students follow a common curriculum. In addition to English, they are required to take a fundamental language proficiency subject (students can choose from Japanese, German, French, or Chinese), a computer-related subject, a career-related subject and compulsory subjects, the equivalent to Liberal Arts. Additionally, students have to select subjects necessary for their major fields of study.
A minimum of 126 credits are required for graduation, including the graduation thesis. The graduation thesis includes a seminar on human and cultural sciences in the 3rd year and a Graduation Research Seminar in the 4th year.
As all professors are kind and conscientious, students can rest assured about steadily ramping up the required credits.

Qualifications

JPA Certified Psychologist

This is a qualification certified by the Japanese Psychological Association, for psychological knowledge and skills acquired at universities

Certified Secretary in Advanced Studies

Certified by Japan Association of University and College for Business Education as a qualified secretary

Certified Business Information Administrator in Advanced Studies

Certified by Japan Association of University and College for Business Education as a qualified business information administrator

Certified Business Administrator in Advanced Studies

Certified Business Administrator in Advanced Studies(International Business)

Social Welfare Officer

A qualification for persons who have passed their civil servant examinations and wish to work as social welfare officers after graduation
In addition to the certified qualifications mentioned above, there is a choice of other qualifications that include color coordination, aromatherapy, computer-related qualifications, and word processing qualifications.

Access (Map)

Address: 1532 Yotsukaido, Yotsukaido City, Chiba 284-0005 Japan
Telephone: +81-43-424-4433 (Front desk) +81-43-424-4410 (Admission)
Fax: +81-43-424-4323

About Yotsukaido

The campus ensconced within rich greenery in Yotsukaido City, Chiba Prefecture, is halfway between the heart of Tokyo and Narita Airport. It takes only an hour to get to Tokyo by train. The nearest station to the campus also offers easy access to Narita International Airport, a gateway to the world. Furthermore, Chiba City where one million people reside is only a ten-minute train ride away. The campus with its convenient access to such major landmarks offers a variety of cultural initiatives.

Before Admission

Every year, the university offers six batches of open campus. International students are especially guided through the campus (available upon request in advance). Upon request, an expositor will be sent to the language or vocational schools where the international students currently study, for explaining the admission process of the university including entrance examinations.

Admission for International Students

(Contact TEL: +81-43-424-4410 FAX: +81-43-424-4322)
URL http://www.aikoku-u.ac.jp/top/01-2/0111-2.html
Aikoku Gakuen University has had international students from many countries including China, Vietnam, and Korea. After their graduation, many of these students found employment at companies in Japan.
    Support facilities at the university that make campus life enjoyable for international students:

  1. Reduced tuition term: The tuition term for international students can be reduced to a maximum of four years. However, from the second year onwards, the decision of reduction is subject to the percentage of attendance in the previous academic year
  2. Scholarships: Scholarships for international students are available from the Aikoku Gakuen University Study Promotion Society, Japanese governmental organizations, as also other scholarships
  3. Support services from admission to graduation: International students are supported in many ways through conscientious guidance by professors in charge of each academic year
  4. Special classes for international students: International students are provided with reliable guidance in education and a special learning environment for improving their knowledge of the Japanese language and about Japan; the classes offered are – Japanese I A, I B, II A, II B, and Japanese affairs I and II
  5. Counseling for further studies: There are counseling services for graduate students who wish to pursue the Research Student Course of Aikoku Gakuen University or move to graduate schools of other universities
  6. Information services: The Administrative Office provides information to international students about the availability of accommodation such as dormitories or private apartments
Making the best use of the distinctive features of a small university, Aikoku Gakuen University offers international students detailed guidance and thoughtful learning instructions so that each international student can lead a happy campus life.
The bulletin boards at the Career Counseling Room have hundreds of job offers on display. Additionally, the staff members are continuously working towards increasing the number of new job offers.
Career guidance is provided to all students from the time they register for job search. They are also given guidance on collecting information on job offers, reading job-offer cards, preparing applications, finding job offers on the Internet, visiting companies for obtaining additional information, preparing for interviews, and so on. Aikoku Gakuen University takes pride in supporting all its students to the fullest by making good use of its own knowledgebase.

Schedule of Entrance Examinations

For International Students
Application Periods Exam Date Exam Subjects
Sep 1 (Tue), 2015 – Mar 4 (Fri), 2016 individually informed Interview & Japanese
For other students, including Transfer Students, from Language and Vocational Schools Specified by Aikoku Gakuen University
Application Periods Exam Date Exam Subjects
Sep 1 (Tue), 2015 – Mar 4 (Fri), 2016 individually informed Interview

Fall-Term Admission

Please ask the Admission Office for details

Tuition and Fees

Total: \896,000 (First Year)
(Admission: \250,000、Tuition: \400,000 (reduced from \650,000)、Miscellaneous: \246,000)

Research Student Course

After graduation, we have a Research Student Course (up to two years) for graduates of the university who wish to pursue further studies and/or prepare for graduate schools of other universities. Along with Aikoku Gakuen graduates, we also welcome students who have graduated from other universities.