True freedom nurtures the will and strength to grow independently.
Josai has three founding principals; extension of natural aptitude, respect for individuality, and respect for individual ingenuity. This is all enveloped within the philosophy of “ho’on kansha”, or “returning kindness with gratitude”. There is an environment in which students’ talents, academic abilities, and other core parts of education are developed. We consider the relationship of teachers and students as well as that between students when considering class organization. While respecting individuality, we foster the abilities for our students to be contributing members of society during their time at Josai.
Fostering the “ability to get involved” through the accumulation of experience
Education to create human resources who will survive in the world of the future
Our school motto is “ho‘on kansha“, which means to be grateful for everything that surrounds us, the environment, the earth, and nature, and to repay them for their kindness. In order to repay these favors, it is important to lead a happy life. In order to lead a happy life, it is necessary to make unremitting efforts in junior high and high school. Through study, club activity, and school events provided by our school, students will be able to recognize their own self-worth, and to recognize the value of their own existence and that of others. The repetition of these activities will lead to “self-confidence” and “self-affirmation. School is a place of training and discipline where students can develop their character through these activities. The experience, knowledge, and skills gained through such training become one’s own assets. Young people who acquire these assets will feel a great sense of personal growth, will be grateful to those around them, and will try to “repay” them for their kindness. In time, the scope of their attempts to “repay” will expand to the town, the country, and the world in a large circle.
In 2018, our school started a new integrated junior and senior high school education program, “JOSAI Future Global Leader Program” (JFGLP). The JFGLP has steadily produced positive results by fusing in-school and out-of-school learning with hands-on experience to cultivate independence, problem-solving skills, and a global perspective, with the goal of nurturing individuals who will be active in society and in the world in the future. The JFGLP also emphasizes career education that looks beyond the university entrance examination as its goal, and cultivates the ability of each student to approach university entrance examinations with a clear idea of “where and what I want to study for my future self”.
At the same time, our school is committed to not only capturing students’ growth and achievements through the senses, but also data on the effectiveness of education. While adapting to the trends of the times and changes in the world, we will provide support tailored to the growth of each individual student, utilizing the flexibility and quick decision-making ability that only a private school can offer. In order to provide appropriate support, teachers must also be willing to learn. We will continue to challenge new initiatives, remembering that we will learn together with our students and that our faculty members will continue to grow as well. We will continue to focus on education that nurtures goal-oriented, independent individuals while maintaining the liberal education and warm school culture that have taken root in our school and keeping a close eye on trends and fashions. Please look forward to the new initiative at Josai.
Josai University Incorporated Josai Junior and Senior High SchoolMunenori Kamisugi, Principal
Our Educational Approach
Josaijitsumu School was founded by Nakajima Kumakichi.
Arai Hirotsugu became the first principal.
School renamed as Josaigakuen.
Noguchi Entaro became the second principal.
School renamed as Jossaigakuen Junior High School.
Tokura Seiichi became as the 3rd principal.
Liberal education was maintained under the strict ideological control during the war.
Yokoshima Tsunesaburo became the 4th principal
Josaigakuen was founded as an incorporated educational institution.
Shindo Tomigoro became the 5th principal.
Josai University was founded.
Josai Dental College was founded.
Shindo Nobuo became the 6th principal.
School renamed as Josai University Josai High School.
Josai Baseball Club participated in Koshien.
Josai Baseball Club participated in Koshien (semi- finals).
Josai Junior High School reopened.
Josai International University was founded.
Okamoto Yoshiji became the 7th principal.
Tokoku Hitoshi became the 8th principal.
New school building completed.
Nihon Institute of Medical Science was founded.
The 90th anniversary of the school’s founding.
Mashimo Mitsuaki became the 9th principal.
Kato Terutaka became the 10th principal.
The 100th anniversary of the school’s founding.
Saito Sakae was declared the 11th principal.
Kamisugi Munenori was declared the 12th principal.