Ochanomizu University was founded on November 29, 1875, as Tokyo Women’s Normal School, the first institution of higher education for women in Japan. In the over 143 years since the university has forged a new path in education for women. Even when it was difficult for women to play a major role in the workforce, many graduates of this university were pursuing careers and became strong performers in a variety of fields, including academic research, education, industry, government, and the media. They have continued to earn the deep respect of their peers, and have opened up doors to new opportunities for women in the next generation.
We continue to foster women who hold the future by adopting a broad perspective and great sensitivity, based on the legacy and traditions we have built.