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Pioneers in developing technical engineers

Background of Foundation

Founder and Proprietor Kyozaburo Honjo , First President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Yasushi Kataoka

Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation (hereinafter referred to as "Josho Gakuen" ) was founded on September 7, 1922 as Kansai Engineering Technical School by Kyozaburo Honjo, the founder and proprietor, after receiving approval for the establishment of the school from Osaka Governor Tokikazu Ikematsu and in collaboration with the following: Yasushi Kataoka, the first president and doctor of Engineering, Minoru Ikeda, chief of the Construction Department, Osaka Prefecture; Shigeharu Shima, chief of the Civil Engineering Department, Osaka Prefecture; Takujiro Nakamura, chief of the Building and Repairs Department, Osaka Prefecture; Rintaro Naoki, chief of the Urban Planning Division, Osaka City; Junichi Sawai, chief of the Waterworks Division, Osaka City; Hikaru Shimizu, chief engineer of the Railroad Division, Osaka City; Taisuke Okumura, director of the Civil Engineering Division, Osaka Prefecture; Kenichi Tagami, engineer of Osaka Prefecture; Kenkichi Sakaida, civil engineering director, Japan Electric Power System; Sutejiro Ono, executive managing director, Taisho Shintaku Co., Ltd; Michio Ohashi, druggist; and Chuzaburo Okazaki, auditor, Kansai Sekizai Co., ltd.

At that time, public awareness of the need for industrial education was low, and particularly in Osaka, where a strong focus was placed on commerce, there were few institutions that offered industrial education. In such a social context, the pioneer spirit of people involved is worth noting, as they acutely sensed the approach of the times where engineering technologists were desperately needed and boldly entered the field of industrial education, which had been considered the most difficult field for a private school to manage. After having overcome many hardships, Josho Gakuen grew into a group comprising Osaka Institute of Technology and its graduate school, Setsunan University and its graduate school, Hiroshima International University and its graduate school, Josho Gakuen Junior and Senior High School, Josho Keiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School. Approximately 268,000 graduates of the Group schools, now play an important role in various fields of society.

History

Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation

2008
The corporate name was changed to Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation.
At Setsunan University, a doctoral course was added to the Division of Innovation and Creativity Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.
Center for Japanese Language was established.
At Hiroshima International University, a master's course was added to the Major in Kansei (sensitivity) Design, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies.
Osaka Institute of Technology High School changed its name to Josho Gakuen High School
2009
At Hiroshima International University, the Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies was reorganized into the Graduate School of Psychological Science and the Graduate School of Health and Welfare Science. The Graduate School of Socio-Enviroment Science changed its name to the Graduate School of Engineering.
2010
At Osaka Institute of Technology, the Department of Robotics and that of Biomedical Engineering were added to the Faculty of Engineering. A doctoral course was added to the Major in Design and Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering.
At Setsunan University:
The Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics) was added.
The Faculty of Business Administration and Information changed its name to the Faculty of Business Administration. The Faculty of Engineering was reorganized into the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Departments of Life Science, Living and Environmental Design and Civil and Environmental Engineering were added.
2011
Josho Gakuen Junior High School established.
At Hiroshima International University:
The Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health and Welfare, was reorganized into the Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health Services Management. The Department of Rehabilitation was added to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Communication Psychology to the Faculty of Psychological Science.
2012
At Setsunan University:
The Faculty of Nursing (Department of Nursing) was added.
A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science.
Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
At Hiroshima International University:
A master of Nursing (Division of Nursing) was reorganized into A doctor courses.
A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science, Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Science.
2013
Marge with Josho keiko Gakuen Edueational Fundation
At Hiroshima International University:
The Department of Integrated Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized
into the Departnent of Assistive Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation.
The Department of Clinical Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into
the Department of Medical Science Faculty of Health Sciences.
2014
At Setsunan University:
The Graduate school of Engineering changed its name to the Graduate school of Science and Engineering.
The Graduate school of Economics and Business Administration (Division of Economics and Division of Business Administration) was added.
At Hiroshima International University:
The Faculty of Clinical Nutrition (Department of Clinical Nutrition) was added.
2015
At Hiroshima International University:
The Faculty of Rsychology (Department of Psychology) was added.
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