University of the Sacred Heart (Japan)
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|University of the Sacred Heart|
|Motto||Ubi caritas, ibi Deus|
|Location||Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan|
|Affiliations||Society of the Sacred Heart|
It was established in 1916 as a special school (senmon gakkō) by the Society of the Sacred Heart. It became a university in 1948 and is one of the oldest women's universities in Japan.
The University has one faculty of Liberal Arts, with the following departments:
- Department of English Language and Literature
- Department of Japanese Language and Literature
- Department of History and Social Sciences
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Education
It also has a graduate school of arts offering master's degrees and doctorates in these subjects.
- Makiko Fujino, politician
- Empress Michiko
- Sadako Ogata, scholar, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Mariko Ōhara, author
- Ayako Sono, author
- Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Miss International 2012 (first Japanese to do so)
- "Japanese Beauty Queen in Storm Over Sex Slaves Remarks". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
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