To foster independent adults with their own individuality, that is the educational goal of Kokugakuin University. We foster talents who are educated, act reasonably, and are capable of leading this society. Students may think, “I want to understand the foundation of Japan and Japanese culture, and want to learn the spirit of tolerance and humility that Japan has nurtured.” They might also think, I want to actively participate in the society in which I live, demonstrating my own individuality, and want to contribute to its development.” Students with these motivations build and develop Kokugakuin University.
We nurture “rich intellect” (ability to be concerned, to think, and to accept diversity) including having a public spirit and sense of ethics, by providing education based on consistent policy throughout students’ university life from their entry through to graduation, as well as through having communication with others such as by participating in group and volunteer activities, and studying abroad.
Students will learn about the culture and spirituality that Japan has fostered by acquiring the knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture such as Japanese language, culture and mythology, and through works concerning a relative understanding of Japanese culture in comparison with other cultures. Through the acquisition of knowledge and experiences, students will acquire the Japanese-ness based on the understanding of others and respect for diversity that is required in modern society.
Recognizing one’s own idea about career and subjectively choosing a post-graduation path that matches one’s own aptitude and interests. We support this process from the first year both in classes and extracurricular activities. Students will become public servants and teachers, which are professions not solely for personal gain but for making contributions to the public, and will contribute to local communities nationwide as public servants serving the whole community while showing the understanding of others, as well as teachers with high academic expertise.
Classic literature is a collection of universal knowledge. The “tree of books,” a liberated area of books, is a space where one acquires compiled information through books and designs his or her own intellectual curiosity. Let’s visit the “knowledge of the path” where the “tree of books” grows, and leave the old unenlightened self and meet a new self, by merging the intelligence of others with own intelligence. Sometimes with friends, sometimes with teachers, and sometimes by oneself, let’s explore the path to knowledge.