Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO

Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO of Mejiro Gakuen Educational Foundation

Haruki Ozaki

Mejiro Gakuen was founded in 1923 as Kenshin Gakuen on an elevated location in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo known as Mejirodai. Since then, 90 years has elapsed and Mejiro Gakuen has grown and undergone bold changes, particularly during the last 20 years with Mejiro University at the core, developing into a comprehensive educational and training institution with a junior high school, senior high school, junior college, university, and graduate school, serving over approximately 7,000 students.

At Mejiro University, education is offered particularly focused on the humanities at the Shinjuku campus, and on the health sciences and nursing at the Iwatsuki campus. The university continues proactively working to improve its unique educational strengths to make the most of the close relationships between its students and teachers which brings out and stretches each student's capabilities, while handling challenges in new educational sectors in order to cultivate and send out the human resources society demands.

With the Department of Living Science which boasts a tradition of 50 years at its core, Mejiro University College continues to grow steadily, responding to society's needs as well as young women's interests. The college uses smallgroup education to develop young women with a good balance of a broad education combined with specialist knowledge and techniques.

Furthermore, this marks the eighth year since Mejiro Kenshin Junior and Senior High School, which was founded at the same time as Mejiro Gakuen, became a coeducational school. It strives to enhance and deepen the English language education and international understanding education that have been offered from when it was an all-girls school. The school is also deeply committed to developing new activities utilizing the advantages of a coeducational school and nurturing a lively school atmosphere.

The conditions of the society surrounding Mejiro Gakuen are expected to change even more rapidly and grow increasingly complex. Under such circumstances, Mejiro Gakuen will continue its efforts so that the young people enrolled will be able to learn the unyielding spirit of the institution "Shu," "Shi," and "Shin," set forth by the founder (that is, the spirit of "contributing to the country and society, having a passionate devotion to studying, and expressing gratitude toward the people who provide support for one's life") and acquire the motivation and capability required to survive the difficult times that they will face in the future.


  • Profile

    Born in 1953
    Graduated from the Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo, and entered the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (now the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

  • Career Highlights

    • Day Care Division Director (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
    • Financial Affairs Division Manager (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
    • Science and Technology - as are all positions below)
    • Minister's Secretariat Policy Division Director
    • Deputy Director-General (Sports and Youth Bureau)
    • Deputy Director-General (Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau)
    • National Institute for Educational Policy Research Director