Tokyo Junshin University
Tokyo Junshin University, a Catholic Institution
Basic Educational Principle
The underlying educational principle of our university is rooted in the Latin phrase “Sapientia in Caritate Fundata” ( “Wisdom Grounded in Love”); in other words,cultivating in our students the desire to contribute towards the building-up of peace both locally and globally — out of a loving concern for others. In order to achieve this objective, we believe that the following are essential.
Character Formation Modeled on Our Lady, the Mother of Christ
The life of Our Lady, as a human being and as a woman, is highly regarded as a model
of love, reverence and reliance on God, as well as a model of self-identity and self-sacrifice, human empathy and tolerance of others. Character formation, with Our Lady’s “life” as a reference point, is our core view of and the very foundation of our approach to education.
Quest for Universal Truth Christian and Catholic values, because of their universality, have been respected throughout the history of mankind as a genuine search for universal truth. And, with the relentless flood of information that we are bombarded with every day, it is all the more imperative that students now be assisted in pursuing universal truth.
Acquisition of Liberal Arts and Its Relation to The International Community
Issues in modern society that involve peace, environment and human rights are at the same time both local and global. The International Community needs people who are capable of viewing the world from broad perspectives with the resourceful insights which our Liberal Arts Program provides.
A Brief History of Tokyo Junshin
Tokyo Junshin Women’s College was established in 1996 as a result of the reorganization of Tokyo Junshin Women’s Junior College which was founded in 1967
by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Congregation was founded in Nagasaki by Bishop Hayasaka and, in 1934, Sr. Yasu Ezumi was appointed its first Mother Superior.
The Japanese word “Junshin” refers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and symbolizes the self-sacrificing love of Our Lady, specifically, her total surrender to the service of God and others. Sr. Ezumi considered this an ideal model and made it the founding principle of her schools. And, Sr. Ezumi’s commitment to that ideal has been faithfully adhered to by her successors and is now revered not only in her schools in Japan (for example, in Nagasaki and Kagoshima) but also in Brazil.
|1934||The Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is founded in Nagasaki by Bishop Hayasaka, the first Japanese bishop in Japan.
Sr. Ezumi is appointed the first Mother Superior of the Order.
|1964||Tokyo Junshin Girls’ High School is established.|
|1967||Tokyo Junshin Women’s Junior College is established with two faculties:
The Music and Arts Departments.
|1987||The English Language Department is added.|
|1996||Tokyo Junshin Women’s College is established and a new academic program is launched:
The Faculty of Modern Culture with its Department of British and American Culture and The Department of Art and Culture.
|1997||Official closing of Tokyo Junshin Women’s Junior College|
|2004||The Department of British and American Culture is renamed The Department of Modern English.
The Department of Child Care and Culture is added to The Faculty of Modern Culture.
|2008||The Department of Modern English is renamed The Department of International Culture.|
|2010||The Department of Art and Culture is integrated into The Department of International Culture.|
|2015||Tokyo Junshin Women’s College is renamed Tokyo Junshin University and integrates coeducation into the system. The Faculty of Nursing with its
Department of Nursing is added.
Department of Child Care and Culture
A Multifaceted Approach to the Study of Children’s Culture and their Environment
This curriculum is built on the all-important ideas of “playing,” “children’s minds,” and “children’s culture” and is designed to foster and further the student’s talents. We provide an environment in which students can develop a comprehensive understanding of children through, for example, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Picture Book Study.
Furthermore, students do not simply study about children’s culture － they are provided a variety of classes and opportunities to experience the practical aspects of children’s culture. That is why we have included a long-term practical component in the curriculum. Through the cooperation of local day-care centers and after a simple registration process, students can gain invaluable experience by helping out at these day-care centers.
Childcare Qualifications for Nursery
Teaching License for Kindergarten
Teaching License for Elementary School
Department of Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
The Department of Nursing has the following features dictinct from other institutions:
1) Small class sizes with greater attention to detail of student needs, 2) Fostering educated nurses with a deep knowledge of the liberal arts through a variety of courses, 3) Interconnecting knowledge and skills across disciplines, 4) Nourishing the students’ interpersonal support skills with their strengthened self-understanding and self-acceptance, and 5)Raising the students’ level of clinical nursing practice through partnerships with various medical institutions such as Saint Marianna University School of Medicine, hospitals, clinics, healthcare facilities for the elderly, and health centers in Hachioji.
Among others, Saint Marianna University School of Medicine offers us tremendous support with their highly qualified medical care in recruiting teaching staff, providing places for clinical nursing practice, and improving our educational environment.
Our students can experience various medical care environments,
ranging from the advanced technologies of Saint Marianna University to locally based community medicine.
Qualifications of candidacy for the National Examination for Nursing
Qualifications of candidacy for the Public health nurse national examination (some students)
CALENDAR FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR
START OF SPRING SEMESTER
|MAY||ANNIVERSARY OF TOKYO JUNSHIN SCHOOL CORPORATION AND THANKSGIVING MASS|
|JULY||SPRING SEMESTER EXAMINATION AND END OF THE SEMESTER
|SEPTEMBER||START OF FALL SEMESTER|
|NOVEMBER||ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ACADEMIC NEW YEAR|
FALL SEMESTER EXAMS
|FEBRUARY||FALL SEMSTER ENDS
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ACADEMIC NEW YEAR
NATIONAL NURSING EXAM
ANNOUNCEMENT OD NURSING NATIONAL EXAM RESULTS
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