President's Message

Tokyo Woman's Christian University
―― Its centenary and next one hundred years

Tokyo Woman's Christian University (TWCU) was founded in 1918 when an inauguration ceremony was held accepting seventy-six women. Since then, TWCU has consistently provided Japanese female students with precious opportunities for higher education based on Christianity putting stress on liberal-arts studies. More than sixty thousand students have graduated and their activities in various fields have made TWCU's reputation solid as one of the leading women's universities in Japan.

On the occasion of university's centenary, we would like to appreciate again the ambitious vision of committed people to establish this prestigious institute of higher education and to express our deep gratitude for their generous supports and devoted works.

In the next one hundred years, we will remain faithful to the original mission and make efforts to promote it more in accordance with ever changing society and environment surrounding women. Under the principles indicated in TWCU Grand Vision, our undergraduate studies have been developed into "one-faculty and five-department system", which have started from April 2018, the year of our centenary anniversary. To enrich our liberal-arts studies, we have introduced new types of academic contents and education methods in our system, such as problem-based-learning, fieldwork researches, research projects with professional alumnae, and intensive English training courses. TWCU believes that the liberal-arts studies are essential for women to be positive and independent to play significant roles in the twenty-first century. We are always eager to pioneer new frontiers of liberal?arts studies.

TWCU will sincerely and energetically pursue the quest of" Whatever things are true" and keep up the spirit of "Service and Sacrifice".

Kazuhiro Mori, President