Our important mission at Kokugakuin University is to accumulate knowledge and to search for truth. Our research began with the study of Japanese history, literature, and law, and our mission therein is to lead the country in a variety of fields. We promote the understanding of Japan by studying the country and its culture and disseminating this information at home and overseas. We aim to become a leading figure in international Japanese studies by empirically investigating a variety of phenomena.
We aim to develop research and education with creativity and based on the spirit of our foundation, and to build an inter-faculty program for international Japanese studies. We will spread Japanese culture around the world by building and operating a platform for the research support that the pursuit of such studies requires.
Since our establishment in 1882, we have systematically maintained the university’s history, including numerous academic achievements and valuable historical documents. We will use this history as a basis to incorporate our findings into new investigations, research, and education, which we can share with society.
Kokugakuin University creates and supports an environment that will revitalize the systematic study of Japan and Japanese culture and the research activities of young researchers.
We promote both individual and joint research (including for foreign researchers) so we can give back to society.