Bunka is used in the name of the Tsuru university (Japanese name)  and means the “study of the humanities.” The idea of students coming here from diverse places and learning about the “study of the humanities = an academic study of people” in order to contribute to the improvement of education, culture and welfare of the community after graduating, is consistent with our school’s philosophy.
Due to the on-going globalization and computerization of our society, the expected role of our university as a center of academic knowledge is to train professionals and members of society, who have acquired not only specialized knowledge that helps them quickly adapt to the changing times, but who have become cultured with a broad education.
In order to meet these needs in society for training personal skills and developing abilities, we educate and conduct research in the spirit of the school philosophy Seiga Ikusai. We attract excellent students from all over Japan and produce alumni who contribute to society nationwide. We use this unique role, take advantage of the wonderful natural setting of the school and build on the warm relationship with the people of the community we have had since our founding, in order to ensure our university is an effective resource.

School philosophy Seiga Ikusai

Tetsuji Morohashi who is the first president of the university codified our school philosophy. There is a song entitled Seiseishaga found in Lesser Court Hymns - part of the “Classic of Poetry” (or Shikyo, one of the Confucian scriptures). A part in the preface refers to “a joy of training promising youths for society,” which is one idea represented in the school philosophy. The Ga in Seiga is a plant called Tsunoyomogi. Seisei means a vivid green color, alluding to how plants grow very thick. Therefore, Seiga Ikusai broken down by the four characters roughly alludes to “a wish for students to grow and thrive as the plant Tsunoyomogi does.”

  • Department of Japanese

    Conducting a broad and in-depth study of the Japanese language and Japanese literature, and examining the essence of Japanese culture.

  • Department of English

    Building English language skills, examining literature, language and culture in the Anglosphere and developing real citizens of the world that can interact on the world stage.

  • Department of Comparative Study of Cultures

    Developing leaders that will forge new cultures by looking at the problems in the modern world from a global perspective and exploring the relationship between different cultures.

  • Department of Global Education

    Fostering world class creative leaders in education to become active in various fields by using the creativity based in Japanese culture and raising it from a community level to a global stage.

  • Department of Teacher Education

    Training teachers who can achieve rich learning with a unique curriculum conforming to accumulated knowledge and the classroom.(Scheduled to start in April, 2018)

  • Department of Community and Society

    Focusing on practical classes and developing professionals with a global perspective that can be active in the community.(Scheduled to start in April, 2018)