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Date Enent Additional Information
April 1, 1953 Establishment as the Yamanashi Prefectural Provisional Training School for Teachers (1-year) at 264 Kamiya, Yamura-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken Prescribed number of students: 50
April 29, 1954 Transition of Tsuru County (Tsuru-gun) to Tsuru City (Tsuru-shi)  
April 1, 1955 Foundation of Tsuru Municipal Junior College (Tsuru-shiritsu Tsuru Tanki Daigaku)
Takahiko Tomoeda, honorary professor at Tokyo University of Arts and Sciences, inaugurated as college president
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 50
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Commerce and Economics: 50
July 17, 1957 Tetsuji Morohashi, doctor of literature and honorary professor at Tokyo University of Arts and Sciences, inaugurated as college president  
April 1, 1960 Evolution into Tsuru Municipal Tsuru University (Tsuru-shiritsu Tsuru Bunka Daigaku) (4-year)
Department expansion
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 50
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Japanese: 30
April 1, 1963 Change to prescribed number of students in departments
Department expansion
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 100
Prescribed number of students in the Department of English: 30
April 1, 1964 Yamura Third Municipal Elementary School (Shiritsu Yamura Dai-san Shogakko) becomes an attachment to Tsuru University, and changes its name to Tsuru University Elementary School (Tsuru Bunka Daigaku-fuzoku Shogakko)  
February 1, 1965 Kiyoshi Nakanishi, former professor at Tsuru University, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 1966 Change to prescribed number of students in departments Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 160
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Japanese: 60
Prescribed number of students in the Department of English: 80
August 31, 1966 Change of school's location to 1666 Kamiya, Tsuru-shi  
January 10, 1969 Fumio Masutani, doctor of literature and former professor at Taisho University, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 1971 Change to prescribed number of students in departments Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 200
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Japanese: 100
Prescribed number of students in the Department of English: 100
April 1, 1973 Jukichi Shimoizumi, doctor of science and honorary professor at Tokyo University of Education, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 1976 Change of school's address to 3-8-1 Tahara, Tsuru-shi  
April 2, 1976 Taro Wakamori, doctor of literature and honorary professor at Tokyo University of Education, inaugurated as university president  
December 3, 1977 Takashi Ota, former professor at Tokyo University, inaugurated as university president  
March 5, 1984 Kaoru Ueda, former professor at Rikkyo University, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 1987 Department expansion Prescribed number of students in the Department of Social Sciences: 60
April 1, 1988 Establishment of librarian, museum curator, and social education supervisor qualification acquisition courses  
April 1, 1990 Tsunekichi Shirao, doctor of science and former professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 1991 Establishment of literature course major programs Prescribed number of students in the Education Program: 10
Prescribed number of students in the Japanese Program: 5
Prescribed number of students in the English Language and British /American Literature Program: 5
April 1, 1993 Change to prescribed number of students in departments
Department expansion
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Primary Education: 150
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Comparative Study of Cultures: 80
August 9, 1993 Conclusion of educational exchange agreement with Iowa Central Community College, Iowa, U.S.A. (discontinued)  
April 1, 1994 Establishment of the Information Center and the construction of the Information Education Classrooms  
April 1, 1995 Establishment of the Masters Course in Literature Studies in the Graduate School
Establishment of the Japanese Language Teacher Training Program
Prescribed number of students in the Japanese Program: 5
Prescribed number of students in the Sociological Community Studies Program: 5
December 15, 1995 Conclusion of study abroad program agreement with Hunan Normal University, China  
April 1, 1996 Tetsuo Kuboki, former professor at Tokyo Kasei Gakuin University and honorary professor at Tsuru University, inaugurated as university president  
September 1, 1996 Beginning of study abroad exchange program with Hunan Normal University, China following the program agreement between the two universities  
April 1, 1998 Addition of the English Language and British /American Literature Program to the Masters Course in Literature Studies in the Graduate School Prescribed number of students: 5
October 14, 1998 Conclusion of academic exchange agreement with the University of California, U.S.A.  
February 1, 1999 Beginning of acceptance of students from the study abroad exchange program with the University of California, U.S.A.  
April 1, 2000 Addition of the Comparative Cultures Program to the Masters Course in Literature Studies in the Graduate School
Change to prescribed number of students
Prescribed number of students: 5
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Social Sciences: 100
Prescribed number of students in the Department of Comparative Study of Cultures: 90
April 1, 2002 Hiroshi Kaneko, former professor at Tsuru University, inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 2003 Addition of the Practical Studies of Clinical Education Program to the Masters Course in Literature Studies in the Graduate School
Establishment of the Research Center for Community Collaborations
Prescribed number of students: 5
November 28, 2003 Completion of the New Tsuru University Campus Library  
February 14, 2004 50th Anniversary of Tsuru University's Establishment Ceremony  
November 16, 2004 Establishment of Tsurubunkadaigakumae (Tsuru University) Station  
April 1, 2005 Establishment of Foreign Language Education Studies Center  
February 1, 2007 Memorandum regarding an exchange with the University of Regina, Canada (conclusion of study abroad exchange program agreement)  
April 1, 2007 Increase of prescribed number of students due to reorganization of the Department of Social Sciences Prescribed number of students in the Modern Social Sciences Program: 90
Prescribed number of students in the Environmental/Community Creation Program: 60
March 24, 2008 Beginning of language study program at St. Norbert College, U.S.A.  
April 1, 2008 Akira Imatani inaugurated as university president  
April 1, 2009 Incorporation of Tsuru University into the Public University Corporation  
July 1, 2010 Yuzo Kato inaugurated as university president  
April 13, 2011 Renewal of academic exchange agreement with the University of California, U.S.A.  
September 28, 2011 Conclusion of study abroad exchange program agreement with St. Norbert College, Wisconsin, U.S.A.  
October 31, 2011 Renewal of study abroad exchange program agreement with Hunan Normal University, China  
January 11, 2012 Conclusion of academic study abroad exchange program agreement with Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.  
April 1, 2012 Establishment of the Career Support Center  
October 1, 2012 Conclusion of study abroad exchange program agreement with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea  
February 18, 2013 Conclusion of agreement regarding comprehensive mutual cooperation with Showa University, an incorporated educational institution  
April 1, 2013 Establishment of the Global Communication Center  
April 24, 2013 Establishment of the COC Research Organization  
April 1, 2014 Establishment of the Center for Teacher Education and Development  
April 1, 2014 Seiji Fukuta inaugurated as university president  
October 10, 2015 60th Anniversary of Tsuru University's Establishment Ceremony  
April 1, 2017 Department expansion Prescribed number of students in the Department of Global Education: 40
April 1, 2018 The Faculty of Liberal Arts opening Teacher Education (180) and Community and Society (150).

University President

  Date University President
Tsuru Municipal Junior College April 1, 1955–April 7, 1957 Takahiko Tomoeda
July 17, 1957–March 31, 1960 Tetsuji Morohashi
Tsuru University April 1, 1960–March 31, 1964 Tetsuji Morohashi
February 1, 1965–January 9, 1969 Kiyoshi Nakanishi
January 10, 1969–April 12, 1971 Fumio Masutani
April 1, 1973–December 21, 1975 Jukuchi Shimoizumi
April 2, 1976–April 7, 1977 Taro Wakamori
December 3, 1977–December 2, 1983 Takashi Ota
March 5, 1984–March 31, 1990 Kaoru Ueda
April 1, 1990–March 31, 1996 Tsunekichi Shirao
April 1, 1996–March 31, 2002 Tetsuo Kuboki
April 1, 2002–March 31, 2008 Hiroshi Kaneko
April 1, 2008–May 10, 2010 Akira Imatani
July 1, 2010–March 31, 2014 Yuzo Kato
April 1, 2014– Seiji Fukuta