About Yamato University

Message from the President

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Nishiyamato Gakuen established Nishiyamato Gakuen High School about 30 years ago, and the Junior School two years later, in Nara. Under the key phrase of "nurturing global minded students" who are future leaders in the global society, Nishiyamato Gakuen has since focused on education based on the principle of self-realization through experience. Today, Nishiyamato Gakuen is a premier provider of a unified education system integrating junior high and high schools in Japan, and its presence has become even more profound in recent years. One of the founding dreams of Nishiyamato Gakuen was to develop into a general educational institution that would offer a variety of curriculums covering many different fields. 

To achieve this dream, Nishiyamato Gakuen established Nishiyamato Academy of California about 25years ago in Los Angeles, U.S.A., as a Japanese school taught bilingually in English and Japanese. Today, the campus is home to approximately 700 students in full-time kindergarten/elementary/junior high school programs as well as Saturday-only supplementary classes. 

Nishiyamato Gakuen subsequently established a supplementary school in Irvine and a kindergarten in San Jose, expanding its educational network on the U.S. West Coast. Back in Japan, Hakuho Women’s College, which was established by Nishiyamato Gakuen about 20 years ago, has significantly expanded into a full-scale college that offers qualification programs for children’s nurse, kindergarten teacher, elementary school teacher, nursing teacher, nurse, physical therapist, speech-language-hearing therapist, public health nurse, midwife, etc., and has great hope for spearheading women’s career development in healthcare. Now, Nishiyamato Gakuen is establishing Yamato University at a site conveniently located in front of JR Suita Station. As they say, "Building a nation starts from building its people," but there won’t be any good people without good teachers. The new university will start with two faculties, including the Faculty of Education, which draws on Nishiyamato Gakuen’s experience in the development of elementary, junior high and high school teachers; and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, which develops medical professionals in demand today by using the solid foundation built by Hakuho Women’s College. The ambitious dream of Yamato University is to become a leading university in western Japan offering comprehensive curriculums and courses at levels comparable to Waseda University and Keio University in eastern Japan. 

We welcome ambitious students who are full of dreams. 

Biography

1981

Chairman, Aiseikai (a social-welfare corporation)

Established Nakayoshi Nursery School

1986

President, Nishiyamato Gakuen (an incorporated school)

Established Nishiyamato Gakuen High School

1988
Established Nishiyamato Gakuen Junior High School
1993

Established Nishiyamato Academy of California (pre-school, elementary and junior high schools)

Won his first election to the House of Representatives, Japan

1998

Established Hakuho Women’s College

Took office as the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Home Affairs

2003

Took office as the chairman of the Committee on Financial Affairs, House of Representatives

2004
Took office as the Vice Minister of Finance
2006
First Chairman, Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, House of Representatives
2009
General Council Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party
2012
Retired from the House of Representatives
2014
Elected to take office as the President of Yamato University

 

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