Kumamoto Gakuen University

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Coordinates: 32°48′N 130°43′E / 32.800°N 130.717°E / 32.800; 130.717

Kumamoto Gakuen University
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Motto 師弟同行 Shitei dōkō (Teachers and students working together)
Type Private
Established 1954[1]
President Ryoichi Koda[2]
Academic staff
148 full-time
Undergraduates 7,437
Postgraduates 115
Location Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Website www.kumagaku.ac.jp (in English)
Kumamoto Gakuen University

Kumamoto Gakuen University (熊本学園大学 Kumamoto Gakuen daigaku?) Called Gakuendai (学園大) or Shōdai (商大), it is a private Japanese university in Kumamoto, Japan. It was established in 1942, at which time Eastern Language Vocational College (東洋語学専門学校 Tōyō Gengo Senmon Gakkō) was subsumed into it. It was renamed Kumamoto Language Vocational College (熊本言語専門学校 Kumamoto Gengo Senmon Gakkō) in 1945, and was made into Kumamoto Commerce University (熊本商科大学 Kumamoto shōka daigaku) in 1954.[1] It acquired its current name, Kumamoto Gakuen University, in 1994. At present, the university has 4 faculties with 11 departments.

The university also has an affiliated senior high school, located immediately adjacent to the campus. While the high school is recognized as one of the best in the prefecture, the reputation of the university itself is as a second-rank institution.

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Points of interest[edit]

The Open Research Center for Minamata Studies: this center carries out research into Minamata disease. Masazumi Harada is the head of this center.

Partner institutions[edit]

Partner Institutions KGU has signed agreements with 18 different partner institutions in the 9 countries listed below.

United States of America[edit]

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Republic of Korea[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

Kingdom of Thailand[edit]

Socialist Republic of Viet Nam[edit]


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Famous alumni[edit]

  • Yoku Hata Japanese comedian
  • Eiji Ezaki Japanese pro wrestler
  • Mr. Gannosuke Japanese pro wrestler from Nagasaki, member of IWA.
  • Hoseki Miyata Former president of the Miyazaki Taiyo bank
  • Midori Asai Kumamoto TV announcer.
  • Akihiro Tanaka Economist and president of Ushio Inc.
  • Yasuo Matsuoka Economist and former president LAWSON. INC.