History

In the course of rapid growth,
Mejiro Gakuen has carved out a solid history.

Mejiro Gakuen got its start in 1923 as Kenshin Gakuen on an elevated location in Shinjuku. Supported by the principles of "Shu," "Shi" and "Shin" set as the spirit of the institution by the founder, Professor Juen Sato, the school has developed into a comprehensive educational institution with a junior high school, senior high school, junior college, university, and graduate school, as well as a number of affiliate institutions. Even while maintaining the excellent traditions accumulated over 90 years of history, the school is constantly reading the latest trends to ensure continued growth in concert with a rapidly changing modern society. Never an institution to stand still, Mejiro Gakuen is even now forging ahead to carve out a new history.

Chronology

1923 Kenshin Gakuen founded
1929 Mejiro School of Commerce established
1944 Mejiro Girl’s School of Commerce established
1948 Converted into Mejiro Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
1959 Mejiro Gakuen a kindergarten founded
1963 Mejiro Gakuen Women’s College founded
Department of English Language and Literature established
1964 Mejiro Gakuen Women’s College Department of Japanese Language and Literature and Department of Living Science established
1994 Mejiro University founded
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Area Studies and Department of Language and Culture established
1997 Japanese and Asian Studies Program began
1999 Mejiro University Graduate School founded
Graduate School of International Studies established
2000 Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Psychological Counseling, Department of Media Presentation, and Department of Social Information established
Mejiro Gakuen Women’s College renamed Mejiro University College
Mejiro University College, Department of Language and Media Literacy established
2001 Faculty of Humanities, Department of Studies on Contemporary Society established
2002 Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration established
Graduate School, Graduate School of Psychology established
2003 Mejiro University College, Department of Child Studies established
2004 Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Social Welfare Services established
Graduate School, Graduate School of Business Administration and Graduate School of Psychology [Doctoral Program in Psychology] established
2005 Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Department of English Language Studies and Department of Asian Language Studies established
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Occupational Therapy established
2006 Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Community Studies established
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy established
Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing established
2007 Faculty of Human and Social Sciences divided into Faculty of Human Sciences and Faculty of Studies on Contemporary Society
Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Child Studies established
Graduate School, Graduate School of Social Work Services established
Mejiro University College, Department of Confectionery Arts established
2008 Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Department of Chinese Language Studies, Department of Korean Language Studies, and Department of Japanese Language Studies established
Graduate School, Graduate School of Language and Culture Studies established
2009 Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Childhood Education and Welfare established Graduate School, Graduate School of Business Administration [Doctoral Program in Business Administration] and
Graduate School of Nursing established
Mejiro Gakuen Junior and Senior High School renamed Mejiro Kenshin Junior and Senior High School
2010 Mejiro University College, Department of Business Studies established
2012 Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Department of Japanese Language Studies renamed Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Department of Japanese and Japanese Language Education
Graduate School, Graduate School of Rehabilitation established
2013 Mejiro University Clinic renamed Mejiro University Ear Institute Clinic