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President's Message

President
Tetsuya Yamasaki

It is a sincere pleasure to encourage you to participate in Musashi University’s East Asian Studies Program. Our faculty and staff continue to work hard to develop a study abroad program that will enable you to view Japan from a variety of perspectives.

I believe you will enjoy the intimate and natural campus environment and will find the people warm and hospitable. Participating in the EAS programs shall allow you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan, its people, its cultures and traditions.

Tetsuya Yamasaki

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Born in Yamaguchi in 1957.  Professor Yamasaki obtained his Master's degree from Waseda University.  He joined the faculty of Musashi University in 1991 and obtained the rank of full professor in 2000.  He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Sociology and Dean of Academic Affairs.  His research interests include gender, youth culture and sociological theory.  President Tetsuya Yamasaki began his term as the 12th president of Musashi University in April 2014.

Koichi Nezu

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Koichi Nezu

Born in Tokyo in 1950. Honorary Chairman of Tobu Department Store Co., Ltd. Director of the Nezu Museum. Son of Kaichiro Nezu Jr. and grandson of Kaichiro Nezu Sr.

Chancellor
Akito Arima

Born in Osaka in 1930. Dr. of Science (Theoretical physics). Former Dean of the Faculty of Science and President of the University of Tokyo. Former President of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). Former Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. Former Minister of State for Science and Technology.

Akito Arima

1978 Nishina Memorial Prize
1993 The Japan Academy Prize
1998 au grade d’officier dans l’ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, France
2002 Knight Commander of the British Empire, U.K.
2004 Person of Cultural Merit
2004 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
2010 Order of Culture Chairman of the Haiku International Association Presides over the Ten'I Haiku Network
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