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Founder Tsutomu Kake

Founder Tsutomu Kake


Kake Educational Institution has founded three universities (Okayama University of Science, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, and Chiba Institute of Science), one senior high school (Okayama University of Science High School), one junior high school (Okayama University of Science Jr. High School), two vocational schools (Okayama University of Science Vocational School, Tamano Institute of Health and Human Services) and one kindergarten (Mikage International Kindergarten). Kake Educational Institution was established in 1961 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.

At the end of World War II, with much of Japan lying in ruins from multiple airstrikes and particularly with the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, our founder, Mr. Tsutomu Kake (1923 – 2008) had the realization that as this country has few natural resources ONLY through education can Japan recover. From that point on and throughout the rest of his life, Mr. Kake had been actively involved in the development of education in Japan.

The spirit espoused by Mr. Kake: “To draw out each and every youth’s abilities to their maximum potential, and to educate individuals to contribute to society as skilled professionals and as members of their communities.“ He established Okayama University of Science to combine the ideals of academic thinking and high mindedness from 1964 to the present day.