It was established in 1968. It is officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Asahikawa University offers courses and programs leading to bachelor and master degrees in several areas of study.
Asahikawa University provides academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.
The university became known for being party to a legal action involving the dismissal of a non-Japanese 'English as a Foreign Language' teacher. The teacher was dismissed because it was believed she had lost her "freshness" and was unable to teach foreign culture, as she had been employed by the university for an extended period and was married to a Japanese national. The case was subject to appeals by both sides and was finally found in favor of the university as the Supreme Court declined to hear the employee's final appeal.
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- Asahikawa University website (Japanese)
- PALE news, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2005
- The PALE N-SIG Roundtable Report mentioning the Gwendolyn Gallagher Case
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