Message From The Principal

Foundation of the School

Educational Philosophy

What is 28 Project?

Our Unique Programs
 Collaboration with Companies
 Entrepreneurship Program
 Social Business
 Japanese Culture Class

Why a Girls' School?
Foundation of the School

Our school was founded by Masako Urushi in 1925, who is the present principal’s great-grandmother and whose father was a member of Diet. In those days in Japan, women didn’t have the right to vote and had difficulty working in society. Moreover, they even had trouble in their marriages. At the time, a woman was supposed to marry a man decided by her parents, and Masako too married a man her father introduced her to. In such hard times, she thought about founding a school in which girls could acquire knowledge and skills to be active in a variety of fields in society. That’s why she founded our school, Shinagawa Joshi Gakuin.

On September 1st, 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake hit Tokyo and caused a lot of damage. It is said about 1.9 million people were injured and about 105,000 were killed or missing. Shinagawa city in Tokyo, where Masako and her family had lived, was also seriously injured. The group she was leading contributed to the reconstruction of the region by running the shelters for the refugees. Her contribution was highly praised, and her spirit to bring up women who can play an active part in society became known to the municipal government, who later offered her the funds and the materials to build a new school. Our philosophy to produce women who can contribute to society has been the same all throughout the century.



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